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Trivia About The Internet
Published By simplyoj on 2011-05-13 1450 Views

The Internet had revolutionalized how people live and the way things are to be.  Know more about some trivia about the Internet, the biggest Internet companies like Google, Amazon, and start of Microsoft's Hotmail.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee was considered the father of the World Wide Web while Vinton Cerf was hailed as the father of the Internet when he co-authored with Dr. Robert Kahn in 1973, a published paper which introduced the words "TCP and IP.

In 1982, The word "lnternet"is used for the first time, short for "internetwork".

Ray Tomlinson, introduced elec-tronic mail in 1972. He used the @ to distinguish between the sender's name and network name in the e-mail address.

Hotmail was launched on July 4, 1996 by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith.  They later sold it to Microsoft for an estimated price of $385 million.

Google got its name from the mathematical figure googol, which denotes the number 'one followed by a hundred zeroes.'

The Apple iTunes music store was introduced in the spring of 2003. It allows people to download songs for an affordable 99 cents each.

Jeff Bezos A Web site named Cadabra created by Jeff Bezos was later named as  amazon.com.

Archie was considered the first search engine created in 1990 by Alan Emtage, a native of Canada.

The term "bug" usually known nowadays as viruses was probably coined after Admiral Grace Hopper.

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goldstay says :

Internet totally changed and transformed the world but only a few people knows the history of the internet. Thanks for giving such nice, consistent and well-researched bit of information.

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