Category Archive: Internet

The Birth of eBay and the Emerging Yahoo

eBay started as AuctionWeb, and was founded in September 1995 by Pierre Omidyar, a computer programmer with a great love (since high school) of the Apple Macintosh platform. He had held several jobs, but at that time was working for General Magic, which was owned by several Apple geeks. The first item auctioned and sold …

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The Birth Of The Internet & The World Wide Web (www)

Some time back I was writing articles about the origin of the Internet versus the origin of the World Wide Web (WWW). I was pointing out that the Internet and the World Wide Web are NOT the same. The Internet started in the late 1950’s/early 1960’s mostly for military reasons and of course the US …

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