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Andy Rubin

AKA Andrew E. Rubin

Born: c. 1963

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Creator of Android OS

"So what are you going to do about Rubin?" Kim asks, referring to a WebTV executive who at one point managed to get administrative control of .tv without the government in Tuvalu knowing about it. ...

Kim, in 1996 a Silicon Valley programmer, starred in the sequel. "I was scanning the list of ISO 3166 country codes, and I was like, 'Wow! TV!'" An online database, though, showed that IANA had given administrative authority for .tv to Andrew Rubin, manager of communications software for WebTV. But Kim noticed something he thought was strange: No .tv names were being sold. So he called Funafuti. "I got in touch with the finance secretary, and I said this guy Andrew Rubin is not maximizing your revenue. And he was like, 'Who is Andrew Rubin?'" [1]


[1] Andrew Raskin, "Buy This Domain", Wired Magazine, 6.09, September 1998.

    High School: Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, NY (1981)
    University:
BS Computer Science, Utica College (1986)

    Google Senior VP (2005-)
    Android Co-Founder and CEO (2003-05)
    Danger Co-Founder and CEO (1999-2003)
    Microsoft Manager (1997-99)
    WebTV Manager (1995-97)
    General Magic Engineer (1992-95)
    Apple Engineer (1989-92)
    Société Genevoise d'Instruments de Physique Engineer (1988-89)
    Carl Zeiss Engineer (1986-88)


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