Category: Internet Business Ideas

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Instagram – An Online Idea For $1 Billion

In 2012, there was an announcement from Facebook – they were buying Instagram for the price of $1 billion. A company started just a few years ago by two young entrepreneurs, has brought them to the world of super riches. A company that had no revenue, only 13 employees and completely no profits by the time of the deal… Who would be so insane to pay a billion for such a business?!? Well, actually Instagram had one thing that was far more valuable – potential. And this is what the managers of the biggest social network spotted there. Here is...

Online Entrepreneurs And Their Businesses Are Growing Rapidly (Infographic)

Making business online has become a sweet and lucrative occupation… And it has been expanding really fast. Internet is one of the greatest things that has ever happened in our development as humans. It has changed the world forever. Our lives has changed, our habits, our thinking and we are different as a whole. And this is only the beginning. Still, less than 35% of the people on the Earth use the web regularly. The growth that is going to come will be huge! Even though, just a third of the population on our planet uses it, Internet is the...

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Dropbox History – The Start Up Story Of Drew Houston

Imagine that you could create a folder on your desktop. You could go to work, create a folder with the same name on your office computer and find there the same files you put in the folder at home. You could also access these files of yours via your smartphone, no matter where you are. Well, you can do all of this with a service called Dropbox (www.dropbox.com). This is a cool way of storing your information, so it’s accessible from anywhere you are, from any device you use. And here is the story about how this great business idea...

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How The Android OS Was Created – History

Currently Android is the most popular mobile operating system on the Earth. The little green robot has conquered the world in a few years and has almost destroyed many of its rivals. Today, more than 1.5 million Android devices are activated every single day and by May 2013, there were around 900 million devices using Android. These are some astonishing numbers, having in mind that the first mobile phone using Android was purchased at the end of 2008. History First, let’s say some words about what Android (www.android.com) actually is. It’s a Linux based operating system, especially designed and developed...

Angry Birds

Angry Birds’ History – How Rovio Mobile Was Founded

Today you will hardly find a young person, who hasn’t heard about ‘Angry Birds‘, especially if she has a smartphone. This engaging mobile game has become one of the most popular on the market and has made millions of dollars for its creators – three young entrepreneurs who love games. But how has that happened? Here is how: Rovio Mobile LTD. Back in 2003, three young and crazy about computer games students attended the University of Technology in Helsinki. Their names were Kim Dikert, Niked Hed, and Jarno Vakevainen and one day their passion about games made them found a company under...

How Mark Pincus Started Zynga – A Story Of A Serial Entrepreneur

Zynga Inc Zinga (zynga.com) is a games developing company that was incorporated in April 2007 by Mark Pincus, with its main headquarter based in San Francisco, California. Just a few years after it was started, Zynga began generating billions of dollars in revenue from its social games. Originally, the project was named Presidio Media but the name was changed, in July of 2007, in honor of Mark’s dog – an American bulldog “Zynga”. This is also where the dog on the logo of the company derives from. Zynga’s Logo In its humble beginnings, the entire production team included just nine...

The Summly App

How Teenager Nick D’Aloisio Made 30 Million At 17 – Summly’s Story

This is one of the latest millionaire stories, in which a smart techy teenager hits the jackpot by selling his work to a big Internet company. This is the story of Nick D’Aloisio, the British teen who developed the news syndication app for iPhone – Summly. A little about the teenage millionaire When he was just 15, the young entrepreneur had an idea – to simplify the way of how information is spread across the web. He wanted to build an application, which could show you news or simply articles from many different sources in a convenient way. So, he...

Taobao – a Short Story

Taobao.Com On May 10, 2003, a group of companies by the name of the Alibaba Group, got together and created a Chinese online shopping site referred to as the Taobao Marketplace (www.taobao.com). This is a marketplace that is quite similar to Amazon.com, eBay.com, or even Buy.com. However, the major difference between this site and many of the others that are based in the United States is, that this site specifically caters to entrepreneurs and small business owners in mainland China, Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong. In the following paragraphs, you’re going to discover a bit more about the history of...

Starting a Business When You Are Disabled – Elchonon Hellinger

This is one interesting and a very motivating story about a business started from scratch by a guy, whose passion and desire overcame the health problems he has had since he was 2. He didn’t have an easy and careless childhood, what many of us had, but this was not an obstacle for him at all to succeed online. It was not easy at all, but he never gave up, and now his efforts have started paying off big time. This is the story of www.thriftycomputer.com and its manager and founder – Elchonon Hellinger. He and his brother has proved...

When Did Twitter Start? How Jack Dorsey Founded The Company

What Is It? Twitter is a very popular social network that allows users to tweet short messages to online followers. Tweeting means sending messages. Twitter can be used to connect businesses with customers as well as a personal communication tool. The site was started in the San Francisco Bay Area, like so many big name websites of the early 21st century. History The site was created by engineer Jack Dorsey in March 2006 and launched the following July. Dorsey, who was hired by Evan Williams, said the purpose behind Twitter was to deliver “short bursts of inconsequential information.” The site...