December 5, 2022
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Alive and clicking: Visus thriving after 20 years in software


When Michael Daoud founded Santa Barbara software firm Visus 20 years ago, America Online launched its first portal onto something called the World Wide Web, letting home users access it for the first time. About a quarter of American homes had computers, and in San Francisco, the first-ever conference on the commercial potential of the Web featured Marc Andreessen, founder of a fledgling startup called Netscape, as a key speaker.


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