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

11 Jan 2001

Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia)

The old dream of a world encyclopedia of Paul Otlet and Herbert Wells from the 1930s became possible in the 1990s, after the rapid progress of the Internet and the World Wide Web. he first known proposal for an online Internet encyclopedia was made by the Internet enthusiast Rick Gates in October 1993. Gates..Read More

22 Apr 2001

Bram Cohen (BitTorrent)

In 2001 an American computer programmer, named Bram Cohen, began his work on a protocol and a program, which would change the entertainment industry and the interchange of information on the Web. This peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol was named BitTorrent, as well as the first file-sharing program to use the protocol,..Read More

12 Dec 2002

Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis (Skype)

Skype was an extremely popular software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet, as well as instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing. ts development in 2002 was financed by the Skype Group, founded by Swedish entrepreneur Niklas Zennström and Dane Janus Friis, who had already..Read More

22 Dec 2003

Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)

In the late evening of 28 October 2003, a sophomore at Harvard named Mark Zuckerberg, disappointed by a girl who had dumped him, was sitting in his room in the dormitory and was trying to think of something to do to get her off his mind. Dormitory facebook was open..Read More

23 Apr 2005

Chad Hurley and Steve Chen (YouTube)

At the beginning of 2005, a dinner party of fellow PayPal (the famous e-commerce Internet site for money transfers and payments) employees happened in San Francisco, California, in the apartment of Steve Chen. Chen was born in August 1978 in Taiwan, his family came to the United States when he..Read More

21 Mar 2006

Jack Dorsey (Twitter)

Jack Dorsey was born on 19 November 1976, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Tim and Marcia (née Smith) Dorsey. Jack started his occasions with computers early, and at age 14, he created an open-source program for dispatch routing, used for many years. Jack went to high school at..Read More

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