QuickLinks - Who' s who
Issue no. 242 - 30 July 2002
- US - Joel Klein leaves Bertelsmann to head New York schools
(Wall Street Journal)
Joel Klein, a top Bertelsmann AG executive in the U.S., is leaving the company to become chancellor of New York City’s public-school system. The former chief of the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division was hired by Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Middelhoff in early 2001
Issue no. 241 - 24 July 2002
Issue no. 228 - 17 March 2002
- Lawrence Lessig, pourfendeur des nouveaux monopoles du Net
Ce professeur de droit de Stanford s'est spécialisé sur les enjeux politiques et juridiques de l'Internet. Pour lui, la privatisation du Réseau menace la liberté d'expression, les libertés individuelles et entrave l'innovation.
Issue no. 220 - 19 January 2002
- Telecom's Man of the Moment: February 2002
Heir to a famed military and political legacy, Michael K. Powell tries to make his mark on the federal agency that regulates cell phones, television and the Internet
Issue no. 215 - 2 December 2001
- The bane of the BBC dies at 91
Mary Whitehouse, who has died aged 91, became synonymous with the "Clean Up TV Campaign". For the first 53 years of her life, Mrs Whitehouse was unknown. Then, in May 1964, she organised a meeting at Birmingham Town Hall to protest about television's growing explicitness. That packed meeting launched the Clean-Up TV Campaign, first formed in January 1964, and led to the formation of the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association in 1965.
Issue no. 214 - 23 November 2001
- France - Réseau pointé
Jean-Jacques Gomez, 55 ans, juge. Ce Français qui légifère sur le Net fait trembler une Toile rétive aux réglementations.
Issue no. 212 - 27 October 2001
- EU - Au revoir
Best wishes to Alan Reekie on his retirement from the Commission. He has spotted a large number of items which have appeared in QuickLinks, particularly related to convergence and the audiovisual sector.
Issue no. 201 - 26 June 2001
- Bertelsmann's man on a mission
When Thomas Middelhoff dressed up as Mr Spock for an advertising campaign to attract new talent to Bertelsmann, both admirers and critics inside the German media giant thought the image was just right.
Issue no. 197 - 21 May 2001
Issue no. 195 - 8 May 2001
Issue no. 192 - 26 March 2001
- Bush Pick for FTC Was on '80s Staff
Timothy J. Muris, an economist and professor at George Mason University's law school, was named yesterday by President Bush to become the next chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.
Issue no. 190 - 12 March 2001
- Ex-BBC head tipped for Ofcom
Lord Birt, the former director-general of the BBC, is being tipped by the government as the leading contender to head Ofcom, the UK communications watchdog.
Issue no. 189 - 5 March 2001
- Professor Finds Her Legacy in Internet Law
(New York Times)
Pamela Samuelson, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, is using her personal wealth to promote the public interest in the Internet legal battles.
Issue no. 185 - 27 January 2001
- ICANN Elects New President
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has a new president, retired University of California Chief Information Officer Stuart Lynn.
Issue no. 179 - 26 November 2000
Issue no. 178 - 19 November 2000
- Internet pioneer to head oversight board
Vinton Cerf, widely regarded as one of the Internet's founding fathers will now lead ICANN, bringing a technical focus to an organization often accused of straying into social policy and governance.
- Mueller-Maguhn CANN
(Online Journalism Review)
Interview with German hacker Andy Mueller-Maguhn, elected as European director of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Issue no. 172 - 8 October 2000
- Did Gore invent the Internet?
Actually, the vice president never claimed to have done so -- but he did help the Net along. Some people would rather forget that.
Issue no. 170 - 24 September 2000
- T-Online executive quits
T-Online, Europe's largest internet services provider, suffered its second high-profile resignation in a month as it emerged a radical reshuffle was under way at the top of the company.
Issue no. 156 - 20 May 2000
- Bertelsmann: Wössner gibt auf
Der Vorsitzende des Aufsichtsrates der Bertelsmann AG, Mark Wössner, gibt zum Herbst alle seine Ämter auf und verlässt das Unternehmen. Wössner wird zum 1. November den Aufsichtsratsvorsitz an Gerd Schulte-Hillen, bis dahin Vorstandsvorsitzender der Bertelsmann-Tochter Gruner + Jahr, übergeben. Den Vorstandsvorsitz der Bertelsmann-Stiftung übernimmt den Angaben zufolge vorübergehend Mohn selbst.
Issue no. 152 - 15 April 2000
Issue no. 145 - 26 February 2000
- Strains on special relationship
The personal rapport between Thomas Middlehoff, the man who has since become chief executive of Europe's biggest media business and the Steve Case, chief executive of America's largest internet company has had repercussions for both the businessmen and their businesses.
Issue no. 142 - 5 February 2000
- UK - Oftel announces new Director of Regulatory Policy
David Edmonds, Director General of Telecommunications, has appointed Chris Kenny to be OFTEL's new Director of Regulatory Policy. He succeeds Ann Taylor who is returning to the DTI after five and a half years.
Issue no. 139 - 16 January 2000
Issue no. 138 - 9 January 2000
Issue no. 136 - 12 December 1999
- New Education & Culture Director-General
New apointments of Directors General include Mr Klaus van der Pas (Education & Culture DG). Mr Domenico Lenarduzzi becomes Deputy Director General for Education and Culture. These appointments will become effective as of 1 January 2000.
Issue no. 133 - 18 November 1999
Issue no. 131 - 4 November 1999
Issue no. 129 - 16 October 1999
- NSI's policy chief to phase out duties
Network Solutions senior vice president Don Telage, the company's chief negotiator in the domain name system policy wars, is planning to step down from his post by next year.
- Romano Prodi meets Bill Gates
European Commission President Romano Prodi met with Mr Bill Gates, chairman and CEO of Microsoft. The general purpose of the meeting between Mr Prodi and Mr Gates was an exchange of information and views on recent developments in the field of information technology, the use of the Internet as a commercial, cultural and educational tool, and the role of information technology in creating new jobs and fostering economic growth.
Issue no. 127 - 20 September 1999
Issue no. 126 - 8 September 1999
- EuroISPA Appoints New President
The European Internet Services Providers Association has appointed its French representative, Jean Christophe Le Toquin, as the new president, succeeding outgoing president Michael Schneider.
Issue no. 122 - 7 July 1999
Issue no. 121 - 25 June 1999
- Greg Dyke is new BBC boss
The chief executive of Pearson Television, Greg Dyke, is to become the director general of the BBC. He takes over from Sir John Birt next April.
Issue no. 120 - 14 June 1999
- Web creator displeased with his creation
(Gannett News Service)
Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the World Wide Web and then gave the information away, is frustrated. "I'm embarrassed at how difficult it is," he said. Nor is he pleased with the direction the Web is taking. "It's not supposed to be a glorified television channel," he says.
- UK - Webcam nets Nessie?
A Texas couple has reported a sighting Loch Ness Monster from the comfort of their own home using the Webcam.
Issue no. 119 - 7 June 1999
- Gateses Give Record $5 Billion Gift to Foundation
(New York Times)
In what is considered the largest gift ever by a living person to a foundation, the chairman of Microsoft, William H. Gates, and his wife, Melinda French Gates, Wednesday announced a gift of $5 billion to the William H. Gates Foundation.
Issue no. 116 - 1 May 1999
Issue no. 105 - 22 January 1999
- Truste Director Resigns
Susan Scott, the executive director of Truste, the Internet self-regulation group, will resign sometime in the coming months to pursue a career in the private sector.
Issue no. 103 - 8 January 1999
Issue no. 102 - 4 January 1999
- Ellison wins deadly race
A yacht owned and skippered by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has won a race that has claimed the lives of at least two sailors. After battling treacherous seas off the east coast of Australia in the Sydney-Hobart yacht race, Ellison and his crew sailed his yacht Sayonara across the finish line to a subdued but well earned welcome in Hobart.
Issue no. 101 - 17 December 1998
- Online Magaziner
(The New Republic)
Interview with Ira Magaziner, criticising his self-regulatory approach on privacy, domain names and tax.
- USA - Commerce Dept.'s New Point Man on the Net
(New York Times)
Elliot Maxwell's new post is in many respects a continuation of the White House post recently vacated by Ira Magaziner. But Maxwell is quick to note that he is not the new Magaziner, whose post was officially taken over by David Beier, Vice President Al Gore's senior policy adviser. Still, day to day, Maxwell is seen as the point man on all Internet issues.
Issue no. 99 - 5 December 1998
- EU - Fifth Framework Programme - External Advisory Groups
The full list of names of the External Advisory Groups for the Fifth Framework Programme has been published - see in particular the group for the Information society.
- USA - Magaziner successor named
(New York Times)
David Beier, a senior adviser to Vice President Al Gore, will be in charge of carrying out the Administration's updated electronic commerce agenda. Beier's vice chairman will be Sally Katzen, deputy director of the president's National Economic Council. He will also be working closely with Elliot Maxwell, a lawyer with a strong telecommunications background who recently moved from the Federal Communications Commission to handle Internet issues at the Commerce Department.
Issue no. 98 - 30 November 1998
- USA - Commerce Department names new Net czar to replace Magaziner
Elliot Maxwell, a U.S. Department of Commerce lawyer, has been named Internet adviser to the agency and to the Clinton administration. He will replace White House technology adviser Ira Magaziner who announced earlier this month he will step down at year's end.
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