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1990s

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 11-01-2001 Print

1990s

In Technology: The Internet
In Business: Dot-Com Craze

MSOPS $.00004
DOW 2590.50

1991

World Wide Web released for general use at CERN

1991

Linux .01 released

1993

Web goes graphic with Mosaic browser

Private companies are given access to the Internet

1994

Netscape Communications founded by Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark

1995

NSFnet turned off and Internet traffic handed over to commercial firms

Jeff Bezos founds Amazon.com

eBay founded by Pierre Omidyan to trade Pez dispensers

1996

First Palm Pilot released

1998

U.S. and 20 states file antitrust suit against Microsoft

1999

Corporations hunker down as they await Y2K

Napster brings music to the masses over the Net

 

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