American computer scientist known both for his research and institution building during the formative stages of computer science. He developed several new significant algorithms and was the author or editor of close to 120 papers in computer science, mathematic, physics, finance and economics.
The Cars.com domain name and the accompanying site were owned by Classified Ventures, LLC, which itself was a joint venture of several companies. In 2014, Gannett Company, Inc., one of the firms from this group, bought the remaining stake for USD 1.8 billion. After the acquisition, the Cars.com domain was valued at $827 million and the entire company at $2.5 billion. [more...]