2000's Inventions

  • BitTorrent is Launched

    BitTorrent is Launched
    BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file sharing service, is launched by BitTorrent, Inc. It was developed by Bram Cohen and was initially an open source program, but became closed source in 2005.
  • First Apple Stores Open

    First Apple Stores Open
    Apple's first retail outlets, one in Tysons Corner, Virginia, and the same day in Glendale, California, open for business. The Apple Store was an innovative shopping experience, with each store built around a common design philosophy, and eventually doing away with the traditional cash register.
  • Xbox Live

    Xbox Live
    Microsoft unveils its online gaming platform for the Xbox.
  • Itunes is released

    Itunes is released
    Apple’s iTunes is released. It was based on Bill Kincaid’s SoundJam MP software, the rights to which Apple purchased. Initially, iTunes was only supported on the Mac operating system and functioned as a media player and media management tool. iTunes allowed users to record music from CDs, bring it into iTunes, mix it with other songs and then burn a custom CD.
  • Web 2.0 brings back interactivity

    Web 2.0 brings back interactivity
    Most browsers still don't support Web page editing, but Web 2.0 sites find various workarounds – from wiki and blogging software to commenting features – to give users a voice.