Ali Farshchian

Ali Farshchian

Founder, Editorial & Operations
Joined on August 7, 2002 – Canada
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Ali Farshchian is the creator of CircleID, founded after conducting several years of research on technical, legal, and regulatory issues that have branched out of the Internet's core infrastructure. Ali's active involvement with the Internet dates back to 1991 during which he worked on various commercial and academic projects related to Internet based applications, software development, database design, publishing and collaborative online platforms. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University.

Ali has a keen interest and extensive experience in developing online communities and the collaborative web. He has played a key role in developing CircleID into what is now globally recognized as a leading online destination for the Internet infrastructure.

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Featured Blogs

Exploring the Roots of Wireless Spectrum Controversy (eComm Panel)

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the The Emerging Communications (eComm) 2009 conference in San Francisco which was packed with 3 days of fascinating conversations about the future of communications. I absolutely enjoyed talking to various speakers and attendees giving me a deep level of appreciation and perspective on technical, commercial and political issues at hand -- and what is likely to come in the next few years. And speaking of politics, Lee Dryburgh, who founded eComm in early 2008, has generously allowed us to share with you a fascinating panel discussion which took place on day 3 of the conference called "Spectrum 2.0 - What's really happening?" more

OneWebDay: More Important Than Ever

I first heard about OneWebDay in the summer of 2006, when Susan Crawford, whom I have the utmost respect for, talked to me about the importance of having an equivalent of Earth Day for the Internet. Her explanation of the project made absolute sense to me then -- and even more so today. And I couldn't think of a better and more passionate person to be leading this mission. Next month OneWebDay will be celebrated for the third time around the world and the level of participation is phenomenal! more

Industry Giants Embarking on Internet Frontiers

In a recent press release, Alan Harper says: "The aim of the initiative is to accelerate the rollout of Internet products and services specifically designed for mobile devices as well as to ensure far greater operating simplicity for mobile subscribers across the globe. This venture should build on the considerable trust that exists in the mobile community between subscribers and operators." What is this initiative you ask? A new wireless protocol? A new wireless association? Not exactly! more