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The History of eBay – Pierre Omidyar And His Amazing Start Up Story

A History of eBay.com eBay‘s origins lie in San Jose, California. On September 5th, 1995, the American computer programmer named Pierre Omidyar founded a personal auction website called – AuctionWeb. One of the first items that were sold on the site was a not working laser pointer, at the price of $14.83. Astonished, Pierre contacted the buyer and asked him if he really understood that the pointer he bought was actually broken. In the email in which the buyer responded, he wrote: “I’m a collector of broken laser pointers.” ACtually, eBay was just a side work for Pierre. One day...

The Start Up Story Of Tencent Holdings Ltd And Ma Huateng and Zhang Zhidong

The Start Up Story Of Tencent Holdings Ltd And Ma Huateng and Zhang Zhidong

Tencent (www.tencent.com) is one of China’s largest and most popular Internet Service Portal. It had its humble beginnings in November 1998 and since then has reached the zenith through years of hard work and client-friendly operating strategies. It was a big day for the company when it went public, as Tencent Holdings Limited on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Tencent is bounded by its mission to improve the quality of human life through its different Internet services. The company is a one-stop center for mobile, telecom services, online advertising and value-added Internet. The popular Internet platforms...

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What Is Blogger.com’s Start Up Story – How Evan Williams Founded The Site

What Is Blogger? Blogger.com (also known as blogspot.com) is the ultimate microblogging platform on the Internet. Not only has it been the most popular place for a free blog for the last several years, but also it is the most powerful tool one could use for this purpose. There you can start and develop a professional blog for free and even earn money from it. You have everything you may need to do this, and you can make it literally in minutes. This makes Blogger the perfect place for zounds of people, companies, organizations, and others to create their own...

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The History of Reddit – How Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman Started The Company

History Reddit.com is amongst the biggest social networking sites nowadays. It has more than a billion page views monthly, which makes it one of the most popular websites in the world.  “The front page of the Internet” was started back in 2005, by two guys at their twenties –  Alexis Ohanian and his friend Steve Huffman. They created a social site, where people were able to share links with a short description and vote for them. According to the number of votes, the publications were ranked and shown on the site. The young entrepreneurs initially created some fake accounts themselves...

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Wikipedia’s Startup Story – How Jimmy Wales Started The Biggest Online Encyclopedia

Wikipedia.org is the biggest and the most popular free online encyclopedia today. Its knowledge database has been created by millions of people from all over the world. Currently, (2019) the site has more than 40 million articles in more than 293 different languages. That makes around 3.7 billion words which is 85 times more than all of the words in all 120 volumes of “Encyclopædia Britannica“. and what’s even more amazing is that all of this content was created by the 27 million registered users (voluntarily) and it’s available for free use, under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Monthly, more...

Youtube History – How Jawed Karim,  Steve Chen and Chad Hurley Founded The Company

Youtube History – How Jawed Karim, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley Founded The Company

Youtube.com is the biggest video sharing site in the world, and it’s really huge! Did you know that at the beginning of the year 2012, more than 4 billion videos were streamed every single day? According to the popular site ranked – Alexa.com, Youtube.com is the third most popular site in the entire world… And it was started by three ordinary guys, working an ordinary job, who even didn’t have any money… History Jawed Karim,  Steve Chen and Chad Hurley met each other at their full-time jobs in PayPal Inc. Once, they were on a party in San Francisco, after...

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How Was Skype Invented? A Startup Story Of Niklas Zennstrom & Janus Frii

Only 10 years ago, no one could have even imagined that nowadays everybody would be able to make completely free calls with anyone, anywhere in the world… Not only can you talk with someone on the opposite side of the Earth, but you can watch him/her in real-time, share files and even play games with the person you are connected to or make a conference call to a group of users. This is what Skype made possible and totally free for everyone! Great! And here is how all happened… But first, what is Skype and how was it created? You...

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The History Of Amazon.com – How Jeff Bezos Started Up The Company

Amazon – amazon.com – is a website that even a kid well knows today. Millions of customers, both returning and new ones, visit this online marketplace to find everything they need to buy online. Their mission is to offer any product under the sun, to anyone, anywhere in the world… And they have been doing this really successfully for more than 20 years… Amazon.com Inc. is undoubtedly a pioneer in online retailing. The company offers almost everything – from books, videos, CDs, DVDs, toys to automotive parts, lab & scientific supplies, power transmission products and so on. And here in...

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What Is The History of Microsoft Corporation – How It Was Founded

Early History No matter where you are, no matter who you are, you most probably have heard about Windows. This is the most popular operating system around the globe, sold to billions of individuals, small companies, corporations, you name it… Its developer – Microsoft Corporation is one of the most powerful technology companies of our time. They are really huge – this enterprise is valued at nearly 430 billion US dollars. Can you believe that this thing was started in a garage…? Microsoft, also known as ‘Microcomputer Software‘, was founded in 1975 by two young entrepreneurs – the 19 years...