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Internet conquers the world
Why did the Internet become such a ubiquitous technology and conquer the world? Which are the “killer” applications and ideas which allowed this to happen? Who are the smartest guys who got the inspiration and energy to create such applications?
Let’s try to understand…
IRC, Jarkko Oikarinen, 1988
Archie, Alan Emtage, 1989
NCSA Mosaic, Eric Bina and Marc Andreessen, 1993
World Wide Web Wanderer, Matthew Gray, 1993
Yahoo, David Filo and Jerry Yang, 1994
Amazon, Jeff Bezos, 1994
eBay, Pierre Omidyar, 1995
Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, 1996
Napster, Shawn Fanning, 1999
Internet of Things, Kevin Ashton, 1999
BitTorrent, Bram Cohen, 2001
Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, 2001
Skype, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, 2002
Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, 2003
Digg, Kevin Rose, 2004
YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, 2005
Twitter, Jack Dorsey, 2006
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