Keith Teare

Keith Teare

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Keith is a General Partner at Archimedes Labs LLC. Keith was the founder, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of RealNames Corporation. A sociologist by education and a technologist by nature, Keith married these two seemingly contradictory passions to form the RealNames Corporation. Based on the concept of building an invisible interface that enables individuals to use human language to navigate the Internet more freely and easily, RealNames became the leading provider of extended naming services and Web navigation platforms.

An agent of change, Keith has never been one to settle for the status quo. Born in Scarborough, England, a working class, seaside town, he made his way through grammar school, then the University and finally on to graduate school, despite — and often in spite of — his socioeconomic background and the misguided counsel of elders who didn't think he could make it. During graduate school in the early 80's, Keith proved that he could make it and then some, beginning a lengthy and successful entrepreneurial career devoted to applying the most sophisticated technologies to simplify business processes. Keith personal weblog is located here.

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VeriSign-ICANN Proposed Settlement Discussed in Vancouver

Unfortunately I cannot be in Vancouver for the conference. I write this from Cape Town, venue of last years fall ICANN. I want to disclose a couple of things upfront. Those who know me will know I am nothing if not strongly independent in my views. However disclosure helps those of a more suspicious mind know my associations and if they choose to, take them into account in interpreting my opinions. ...I am somewhat disappointed by the reaction to the proposed settlement. I feel that most of the discussion fails to take into account the actual conditions under which the settlement has been negotiated. more

The Site Finder Reprise

I have been attending the Icann conference in Malaysia this week. One of the key events was the submission of the report from the Security & Stability Advisory Committee regarding Site Finder. In reading the committee's report I discovered what I believe is an incredible breakdown in logic and as a consequence, a very mistaken, or at least confused, set of conclusions. So, why do I say that? more

Site Finder as Starting Point for True Innovation Above DNS

Well, I have remained silent on this issue for now -- mainly because of conflicts. I was one of a few members of the technical advisory group asked by VeriSign to look at Site Finder and ask the questions -- what does it add, what does it break, and how can we fix anything it breaks? The scope of the group was unlimited by any VeriSign edict and the members were of impeccable individual credentials. This group has now completed its work so I feel able to comment. more

RealNames' Termination: More Catastrophic than Anticipated!

Microsoft is a special company. By definition, its operating systems and Internet browser are no longer just "applications;" they constitute a platform. They are - for 90 percent of Internet users - the sole interface to all Internet content and services. The browser is its own little monopoly. Such is its dominance that Microsoft has the power of life and death over innovation. more

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