Saturday, September 17, 2011

Great Minds Who Changed The Internet!

Not to mention Internet has a great impact on our lives today. The world has become a small place. Most of us communicate using email or chat. We read news online, we watch movie, download music and even find the perfect date and possibly the life partner. And with the advent of social media, we have established social communities online. I can’t even imagine a day without no interest connection… can you?

Have you ever wondered about the people who made it happen? Well it was not done by one guy. There are dozens of people who need mention.

Father of Internet – Vint Cerf And Bob Kahn
Vint Cerf & Bob Kahn jointly created the TCP/IP suite of protocols. This is a communication medium that allows computers to exchange information within a network.

Inventor of World Wide Web – Tim Berners
Tim Berners is the director of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He developed the first web server and client and defined a way to interconnect the web documents using hyperlinks.

Inventor of Email – Ray Tomlinson
Ray Tomlinson, a programmer developed the email communication which made it possible to send message between two computers spread across the world.

Hotmail Developer – Sabeer Bhatia
Sabeer Bhatia turned out to be a big name in the industry when he sold his emailing service Hotmail to Microsoft for a whopping 400 million US$. Hotmail was the first html based email service.

The First Wiki Developer – Ward Cunningham
He is the one who came up with the idea of collaborative editing and accumulating of online pages.

Microsoft – Bill Gates
Bill Gates is the founder of a software company called Microsoft, who developed a new kind of Graphical User Interface to based on DOS, called Windows.

Apple – Steve Jobs
With his innovative idea he revolutionized the hardware and software industry and formed a company called Apple. ( )

Google – Larry Page & Sergey Brin
Larry Page & Sergey Brin started working on a search engine idea while in the college. They later received private funding from the university of Stanford and worked hard to make an excellent search engine service known as Google.

Paypal – Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel developed paypal and it became the most popular online payment transaction company. He sold it to ebay later on for 1.5 billion US$

Yahoo – Jerry Yang & David Fillo
“Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle” – Yahoo started out of a fun project which today is one of the most popular web portal and instant messaging service in the world.

Youtube – Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, And Jawed Karim
The trio started the internet’s most popular video sharing website. It became the sensation overnight and they sold it to google within a year and half for 1.65 billion US$ in stocks. The interesting part is that these guys initially worked at Paypal:)

Facebook – Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg is one of the youngest billionaire in the united states today. He started Facebook while in college as a medium for students to keep in touch with their friends. The idea of status updates was unique and it separated from the other social networking websites. Facebook today has a 500 million members which means if it were a country it would be largest of them all!

Skype – Niklas Zenstrom
Skype is Free voice calling software that offers excellent quality text, voice and video calling. It was co-founded by Niklas Zenstrom. Later it was acquired by Ebay.

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