Dave Sifry

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Dave Sifry at the Web 2.0 Conference, 2005

Dave Sifry is an American software entrepreneur and blogosphere icon known for founding Technorati, formerly a leading blog search engine. He also lectures widely on wireless technology and policy, weblogs, and open source software.

Sifry grew up on Long Island, and learned to program on a Commodore PET. He decided that he would move to Silicon Valley and start a company when he was still a teen. After studying computer science at Johns Hopkins University, he worked for Mitsubishi.

Sifry cofounded Sputnik, a Wi-Fi gateway company, Linuxcare, and Offbeat Guides.

He has been a founding member of the board of Linux International, and a technical advisor to the National Cybercrime Training Partnership for law enforcement.

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