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What Was the First Thing Ever Sold Over the Internet?

Technically speaking, the concept of information sharing started on January 1, 1983. It is also known as the official birthday of the internet. But it wasn’t until August 6, 1991, when the World Wide Web went live. But did you ever wonder what was the first thing ever sold on the internet? Marijuana was the …

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Who Invented the Pop-Up Ad?

Pop-up ads are the pesky and sudden windows that appear on a website. They continue to be one of the most annoying and intrusive forms of online advertising. Fortunately, many immediately hated the pop-ups, leading to the creation and development of pop-up ad blockers.  Ethan Zuckerman created the pop-up ad for the former company he …

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When David Attenborough’s series “Blue Planet II” aired in 2017, so many Chinese fans downloaded the programme on the country’s online Tencent Video channel that the internet in China temporarily slowed down

Blue Planet II is so popular in China that it ’caused the internet to temporarily slow down’ B lue Planet II is so popular that it reportedly caused internet problems in China when millions of viewers tried to stream it at the same time. According to The Sunday Times, David Attenborough could be the most-watched …

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Comcast changed their brand from “Comcast Internet” to “Xfinity” because the comcast name had become associated with poor quality and service. The name change decision was made after a Comcast technician was recorded while sleeping on a customer’s couch.

Sleepy Comcast technician gets filmed, then fired Comcast might need to reassess its employment techniques. Not only did a technician in the Washington, D.C., area find it necessary to call Comcast’s help line in order to fix a straightforward Internet connection issue, but he also fell asleep on customer Brian Finkelstein’s couch. The humorous video …

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Telephone

How Did Alexander Graham Bell Want to Answer the Telephone?

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish inventor who is credited for patenting the world’s first functional telephone. He is also the co-founder of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1885. While we commonly answer our phones with a hello. Did you know Bell intended to greet people on the telephone? When people first began …

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A casino’s database was hacked through a smart fish tank thermometer

A Casino’s Database Was Hacked Through A Smart Fish Tank Thermometer A casino’s high-roller database was allegedly accessed via a security flaw in a fish tank. A cybersecurity executive has revealed that hackers used an Internet of Things (IoT) connected fish tank thermostat to gain access to a casino’s high-roller database. Darktrace CEO Nicole Eagan …

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The Trollface meme creator registered the said meme in 2010. As of 2015, he has already earned a little over $100,000 in licensing fees, settlements, and other payouts.

The Maker Of The Trollface Meme Is Counting His Money You’re probably familiar with this image, the infamous “trollface” that’s circulated the Internet for years. Someone drew the original trollface, and it’s 24-year-old Carlos Ramirez. Back in 2008, Ramirez should have been working on a college paper, but as was the case on most nights, …

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In 1997 Pope John Paul II had nominated St. Isidore of Seville to be the patron saint of the Internet, a seventh-century theologian and encyclopedist who tried to record everything ever known.

The patron saint of the internet is St Isidore of Seville, who tried to record everything ever known The patron saint of the internet is widely considered to be Saint Isidore of Seville, a Bishop and scholar, who was nominated for the role by the late Pope John Paul II, although the Vatican has yet …

In 1997 Pope John Paul II had nominated St. Isidore of Seville to be the patron saint of the Internet, a seventh-century theologian and encyclopedist who tried to record everything ever known. Read More »

In Finland citizens legally have the right to an internet connection, similar to education and heath care.

Finland makes broadband a ‘legal right’ Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen. From 1 July every Finn will have the right to access to a 1Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection. Finland has vowed to connect everyone to a 100Mbps connection by 2015. …

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