14 Jun, 1989

Alan Emtage (Archie)

The Internet’s first search engine—the Archie system, was created in 1989 by a student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Alan Emtage. Emtage (born 27 November 1964, in Barbados) conceived the first version of Archie, which was actually a pre-Web internet search engine for locating material in public FTP archives. native..Read More

01 May, 1992

Metaverse of Neal Stephenson

The term Metaverse was coined in Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson’s 1992 sci-fi novel, and refers to a convergence of physical, augmented, and virtual reality in a shared online space (Metaphysical Universe). eal Town Stephenson (born 31 October 1959) is an American writer known for his works of speculative fiction and..Read More

11 Nov, 1992

Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina (NCSA Mosaic)

NCSA Mosaic of Marc Andreessen (born 9 July 1971) and Eric Bina (born 25 October 1964) was neither the first web browser (the first was the WorldWideWeb of Berners-Lee) nor the first graphical web browser (it was preceded by the lesser-known Erwise and ViolaWWW), but it was the web browser..Read More

08 Apr, 1993

Matthew Gray (Wanderer)

The brilliant idea of the World Wide Web was devised in the spring of 1989 at the head of Tim Berners-Lee, a physicist at CERN, but it didn’t gain any widespread popular use until the remarkable NCSA Mosaic web browser was introduced at the beginning of 1993. n the spring..Read More

14 Jun, 1994

David Filo and Jerry Yang (Yahoo )

At the beginning of 1994 two Ph.D. candidates in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University—Jerry Chih-Yuan Yang (born 6 November 1968, in Taipei, Taiwan) and David Robert Filo (born 20 April 1966, in Wisconsin) were looking for a single place to find useful Web sites and for a way to keep..Read More

22 Dec, 1994

Ajay Bhatt (USB interface)

In 1990, while installing a new printer on his wife’s computer (she wanted to print school materials for their child), the 33 years old Indian-American techie Ajay Bhatt, who had just started as a senior staff architect on the chipset architecture team of Intel, was confronted with a huge frustration:..Read More

11 Jul, 1995

Jeff Bezos (Amazon)

Jeffrey Preston Bezos, the founder of the famous Amazon.com, was born on 12 January 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when his mother, Jackie, was still in her teens. Her marriage to his father lasted a little more than a year. She remarried when Bezos was five and Jeffrey took the name..Read More

04 Sep, 1995

Pierre Omidyar (eBay)

On 4 September 1995, the 28-year-old software developer and entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar launched the famous eBay auction site as an experiment in how a level playing field would affect the efficiency of a marketplace. As of 2022, eBay is still one of the world’s leading marketplace and eCommerce platforms, with..Read More

15 Sep, 1995

Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Google)

In January 1996, exactly two years from the moment, when two Ph.D. candidates at Stanford University (Jerry Yang and David Filo) started their work on the project, which will become the now ubiquitous web portal Yahoo, two other graduates at Stanford—Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Stanford computer science graduate students,..Read More

14 Jun, 1999

Shawn Fanning (Napster)

Shawn Fanning was born on 22 November 1980, in Brockton, Massachusetts. He worked summers at his uncle’s (John Fanning) Internet company, called Chess.net. During this work, wanting to create a more straightforward method of finding music than by searching IRC or Lycos, he spent months writing the code for Napster,..Read More

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