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Bill Gates introduces the Xbox on January 7th 2001.
is founded by Peter Thiel and Max Levchin
Google is founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page on September 7, 1998
Altavista introduces its free online translator Babel Fish
Amazon.com is founded by Jeff Bezos
Hotmail is started by Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia.
Java is introduced
EBay is founded by Pierre Omidyar
YAHOO is created in April, 1994.
The World Wide Web Consortium is founded by Tim Berners-Lee to help with the development of common protocols for the evolution of the World Wide Web
At the beginning of the year only 50 World Wide Web servers are known to exist
The World Wide Web is launched to the public on August 6, 1991
Microsoft and IBM stop working together to develop operating systems
Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau propose a 'hypertext' system starting the modern Internet
Over 45 million PCs are in use in the United States.
Microsoft introduces Microsoft Works
Larry Wall introduces Perl 1.0
More than 30 million computers are in use in the United States.
The Nintendo Entertainment System makes its debut.
Paul Brainard introduces Pagemaker for the Macintosh creating the desktop publishing field.
Apple introduces the Macintosh with mouse and window interface
William Gibson coins the word cyberspace when he publishes Neuromancer
Microsoft Windows introduced eliminating the need for a user to have to type each command, like MS-DOS, by using a mouse to navigate through drop-down menus, tabs and icons
More than 10 million computers are in use in the United States
Domain Name System (DNS) pioneered by Jon Postel, Paul Mockapetris and Craig Partridge. Seven 'top-level' domain names are initially introduced: edu, com, gov, mil, net, org and int.
The Commodore 64 becomes the best-selling computer of all time.
WordPerfect Corporation introduces WordPerfect 1.0 a word processing program
IBM hires Paul Allen and Bill Gates to create an operating system for a new PC. They buy the rights to a simple operating system manufactured by Seattle Computer Products and use it as a template to develop DOS.
Over half a million computers are in use in the United States.
The first magnetic tape is developed in the US
Ward Christensen writes the programme "MODEM" allowing two microcomputers to exchange files with each other over a phone line
Apple Computer’s Apple II, the first personal computer with color graphics, is demonstrated
Apple Computers was founded Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs
The Microsoft Corporation was founded April 4, 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800
Altair produces the first portable computer
IBM develops SEQUEL (Structured English Query Language ) now known as SQL