Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Trivia about the Internet

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

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.