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The History of the Internet

HISTORY me INTERNET op the 1969 - 2012 1969 1971 A connection is made between The University of California Los Angeles and The Stanford Research Institute The first virus - Creeper- created. - Arpanet is born; created by the US Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa). 1973 Arpanet users 35 400 Arpanet users receive the first ever spam email inviting them to a product demo 1976 Apple founded. 1978 US National Science Foundation creates a non-military network for American universities 1979 Arpanet user Kevin Mackenzie uses the emoticon -) 1980 Apple IP0 - market cap £1.7bn IBM 2,308 1981 IBM launches the personal computer Arpanet and all networks users 1982 The Elk cloner virus created 1982 :-) Scott Fahlman, computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University - adds a colon to the first online the US National Science Foundation created a network to link existing university supercomputer networks. emoticon : -) 1986 1986 Microsoft IPO - market cap $770m 1987 Stoned virus created 1988 1990 "Archie" the first search engine created by a student The first worm - "Morris"- created 1990 Arpanet decomissioned 1991 1992 Michelangelo virus created 1991 Tim Lee at CERN introduces the World Wide Web. 1993 Mosaic web browser launched Webcrawler, and Lycos search engines launched. 1994 1994 Yahoo! founded Microsoft launches Internet Explorer. Amazon and eBay founded. 1995 1995 18,957 websites are live 1995 Concept virus becomes first to infect Microsoft Word 1997 AOL launches instant messenger worldwide internet users breaks 1 MILLION 1998 Google founded. 1998 Happy99 - first email virus created 1999 1999 Zappos - the first online only shop - is launched. 1999 Worldwide fears of computer crashes over Y2K or Millennium Bug 2000 CODE RED iloveyou virus - 50 million users report being infected within 10 days 2001 CodeRed - the first virus to spread without human interaction US technology index, Nasdaq, falls to 1114.11 - a fall of 78% on its peak in March 2000 2001 wikipedia launches. Apples launches 2002 the iPod. 2001 Napster ordered to stop users sharing copyrighted music 2002 Friendster founded. Gawker founded. 2003 f fr Apple launches iTunes and Safari browser. Myspace, Linkedin, Skype and WordPress launched. Google's IPO - market cap £23bn. Facebook, Flickr and Vimeo launch. 2004 Mozilla launches Firefox browser. worldwide internet users breaks 1 BILLION 2005 Cabir - the first mobile virus created 2005 Reddit and YouTube launch. 2006 Twitter launched. Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn tumblr. 2007 Apple launches iPhone. Tumblr launched. BBC launches the iPlayer. 2008 Google launched Chrome. Spotify launched. Apples launched App Store. 2008 Facebook becomes available in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. 2010 Apple launches iPad. Instagram and Pinterest launched. 2011 Death of Steve Jobs. Google+ launched. Microsoft buys Skype. Stuxnet virus targets industrial processes - and appears to target nuclear operations in Iran worldwide internet users breaks 2.4 BILLION 2012 AVG. Get free protection at

The History of the Internet

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The History of the Internet - from 1969 - 2012 - from the very first virus to the birth of Google and beyond!




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