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State of The Web

  • ARPA

    Originally known as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the agency was created in February 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in response to the Soviet launching of Sputnik 1 in 1957.
  • pioneer responsible for packet-switching concept

    In the early 1960s, American computer scientist Paul Baran developed the concept Distributed Adaptive Message Block Switching with the goal to provide a fault-tolerant, efficient routing method for telecommunication messages as part of a research program at the RAND Corporation, funded by the US Department of Defense
  • Modem

    In 1962, the first commercial modem was manufactured and sold as the Bell 103 by AT&T. The Bell 103 was also the first modem with full-duplex transmission, frequency-shift keying or FSK and had a speed of 300 bits per second or 300 bauds.
  • wide-area network (WAN)?

    On October 29th 1969, two computers connected to form the ARPANET and launch the world's first successful packet-switched wide area computer network.
  • Apple

    an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. It is considered one of the Big Four of technology along with Amazon, Google and Facebook.
  • IBM launch the personal computer

    The original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.
  • emoticon

    On September 19, 1982, Carnegie Mellon professor Dr. Scott Fahlman invented the first emoticon: the humble smiley.
  • Internet

    ARPANET adopted TCP/IP on January 1, 1983, and from there researchers began to assemble the “network of networks” that became the modern Internet.
  • First virus

    The first virus that attacked MS-DOC is called Brain and was written by two brothers, Basit Farooq Alvi and Amjad Farooq Alvi, from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan in 1986.
  • first worm created

    The Morris worm or Internet worm of November 2, 1988, was one of the first computer worms distributed via the Internet, and the first to gain significant mainstream media attention.
  • World Wide Web

    Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while working at CERN.
  • Michelangelo virus

    The Michelangelo virus is a computer virus first discovered on 4 February 1991 in Australia. The virus was designed to infect DOS systems, but did not engage the operating system or make any OS calls.
  • Mosaic web browser

    Mosaic web browser was launched on January 23, 1993
  • Amazon and eBay

    Amazon and eBay
    eBay's History. eBay was founded in Pierre Omidyar's San Jose living room back in September 1995.Amazan is a multinational technology company focusing in e-commerce, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence in Seattle, Washington.
  • Yahoo

    Yahoo! is a web services provider headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and owned by Verizon Media. The original Yahoo! company was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 2, 1995.
  • Internet Explorer launched

    The first version, dubbed Microsoft Internet Explorer, made its debut on August 16, 1995.Microsoft originally released Internet Explorer
  • AOL

    an instant messaging and presence computer program created by AOL, which used the proprietary OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time.
  • Google

    an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
  • Apple launch iTunes and Safari browser

     Apple launch iTunes and Safari browser
    a graphical web browser developed by Apple, based on the WebKit engine. First released on desktop in 2003 with Mac OS X Panther, a mobile version has been bundled with iOS devices since the iPhone's introduction in 2007.
  • Facebook launched

    Facebook is a social networking service launched on February 4, 2004. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommate and fellow Harvard University student Eduardo Saverin.
  • First mobile virus

    First mobile phone virus created. The first ever computer virus spread by mobile phones has been sent to anti-virus firms.
  • YouTube launched

    The domain name was activated on February 14, 2005, and the website was developed over the subsequent months.
  • Apple launch the iPhone

     Apple launch the iPhone
    a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. All generations of the iPhone use Apple's iOS mobile operating system software.
  • Who bought Skype

    In September 2009, Silver Lake, Andreessen Horowitz, and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced the acquisition of 65% of Skype for $1.9 billion from eBay, which attributed to the enterprise a market value of $2.92 billion. Microsoft bought Skype in May 2011 for $8.5 billion.
  • Instagram and Pinterest launched

    is a social media web and mobile application company that operates a software system designed to discover information on the World Wide Web, mainly using images and, on a smaller scale, GIFs and videos. The site was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp. Pinterest has reached 250 million monthly active users as of October 2018.[5]