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  • SubGenre:Social Aspects
  • Language:English
  • Pages:252
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098321239

Race for the Net

When African Americans Controlled the Internet and What Happens Now?

by Albert E. White

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RACE FOR THE NET- When African Americans Controlled the Internet and What Happens Now? Tells the Untold Story of how the WORLD gained access in 1993 to the Internet for the first time. This book provides the true historical story of how an African American company introduced the Internet globally. It provides an excellent "Road Map" of business and job opportunities in times of chaos. Also, what you need to know about future technologies and their impact on your future.
Did you know that at one time, African Americans controlled one of the greatest technologies of the 20th and 21st centuries, which has ultimately contributed more than $7 trillion so far to today's global economy? This amazing technology is the Internet. Very few people know that an African American business created the access platform to enable the world to utilize it today Its story can be found in the book Race for the Net-When African Americans Controlled the Internet and What Happens Now? Today, more than half of the world's population, 4.2 billion, are Internet users, and the number is growing. You can now read the fantastic story of how this African American company, Network Solutions Inc., accomplished this historical feat from 1993-1995. Also, why they relinquished their rights to this technology, later limiting the African American community from benefiting economically. You will discover the facts about this incredible story of a company that eventually sold for $21 billion in 2000. The book also provides a "road map" for the reader on doing business on the Internet today and in the future. The author offers advice and suggestions from his thirty years of business experience on how to navigate through today's and tomorrow's changing economic times. This is a technology that has been a lifeline for the 2020 Pandemic.
About the author
Albert E. White Thirty years of business and finance experience Advisor to some of the most successful CEOs in the country. Vast experience in the technology area: HealthCare, Energy, Disaster Services, Communications, and Internet of Things. Mr. White is a known visionary in identifying market niches. Mr. White has been successful in building capacity for small and medium-sized federal contractors. He was responsible for negotiating the most significant subcontract that AT&T had ever signed in its history with a Minority-Owned Business in the '90s. He was a member of the original management team that first commercialized the Internet, Network Solutions. He was responsible for providing the marketing strategy to promote the first use of the Global Internet to the public. Mr. White has completed his first book about the history of the Internet. "RACE FOR THE NET" When African Americans Controller the Internet And What Happens Now! For more than 16 years, Mr. White has been an advisor and formerly CEO for Dr. Lonnie Johnson, one of the leading and most successful inventors in our country with more than 100 patents. Mr. White was responsible during his tenure at Excellatron Solid State, for securing more than $4.5 million in technology development grants in the Energy area from NIST and several DOD agencies. Later negotiated a contract modification with Microsoft for Dr. Johnson valued at $36 million. Mr. White has an extensive finance and investment background as Senior Consultant to Safeguard Scientific, a leading publicly- owned venture capital company. He was a former International Banking Officer with JP Morgan and Bankers Trust Company (acquired by Deutsche Bank). In January 2016, he formed a Consulting Service, Polaris Advisory Group, LLC, to provide funding and marketing strategy for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses with a focus in the areas of Energy, Health Care, Information Technology and Government Contracting. He was featured in the New York Times, Black Enterprise Magazine, New York Daily News, etc. Mr. White has been a noted presenter at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and Rainbow Push Conferences: Raising Capital for International Projects and How to Identify Business Opportunities in the future for Minority Firms. Mr. White received his MBA degree in Finance from Columbia University and a BS degree in Marketing/Economics from the University of Denver. Postgraduate work at the University of Michigan in Marketing Strategy. He has held board seats on publicly owned and non-profit companies. A native of Brooklyn, New York, resident in Silver Spring, Maryland today. He has three adult children who all operate their own companies.