sábado, 5 de febrero de 2011

James H. Clark History

James H. Clark, famous for founding Netscape, started his dream of employer many years earlier. After leaving school, Jim spent 4 years in the Navy. He began taking night classes at Tulane and earned enough credits to be accepted into the University of New Orleans and earned a Masters in Physics. He continued his training in 1974 by obtaining a doctorate in computer science from the University of Utah. In 1979, Clark accepted a position at Stanford University as associate professor of electrical engineering.

Formed Silicon Graphics, Inc. in 1982 along with six graduate students from Stanford and Abbey Silverstone. From terminals that act as a workstation graphics. In 1992, Silicon Graphics was bought by Mips Computer in a stock swap $ 400 million. Clark was able to use the MIPS CPU as the basis for his new job. Silicon Graphics became the world leader in producing visual effects for Hollywood movies and images in 3-D. By focusing on the top of the market.

After a confrontation with Silicon Graphics, Jim Clark achieved his greatest success. In 1994 he and Marc Andreessen (co-creator of the World Wide Web browser Mosaic) founded Netscape. In August 1998, his estimate was that Netscape had almost 80% of the market for Internet browsers. But in August 1995, Microsoft introduced Windows 95 and web browser, Internet Explorer. Microsoft includes Internet Explorer for free, a great disadvantage. Despite its cost, Netscape was able to fend off Internet Explorer with innovative features such as frames, Java, JavaScript and plug-ins.

Netscape was forced in January 1998, so that your browser is open. Browser development process would move to open source. The Mozilla project began. Then, in November 1998, AOL bought Netscape.

In 1998, Jim Clark came up with the idea of entering the healthcare industry. He wanted to simplify the insurance hassles and paperwork with a product to help facilitate access to health care more efficient. His company, Healtheon made some progress in administrative simplification of the technology of medical records, but one of Atlanta, Georgia, the home company, WebMD, was already making progress towards the same goal. With Microsoft provides financial support to WebMD, Clark decided to merge his company, Healtheon, WebMD with the original to form the current WebMD Corporation.

Clark remained an active businessman. In 1999, Clark launched myCFO - a company to help wealthy individuals manage their fortunes. He sold the company to a third of its initial investment to Harris Bank in late 2002.

Also in 1999, Clark became original investors in Shutterfly and Chairman of the Board. The company lets people share photos, print and save. Kibu.com, teen girl site received an investment of $ 22 million from Jim Clark in 1999. In 2000, Kibu had decided to return its remaining capital to investors because the market could not recognize the value of the company.

Neoteris, network security company, was founded in 2000 by Clark, who became president and financial support. Neoteris was acquired by NetScreen in 2003 and subsequently by Juniper Networks.

His participation in various business ventures has accompanied his financial and ethical manner. He is a true visionary.

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