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Colours in Google’s logo are based on colours of Lego bricks!

Google's logo colors come from Lego?

Colors in the Google logo were probably inspired by the colors of building blocks used to construct the cabinet that stored the ten hard disks Larry Page used for his project at Stanford. [more...]

He couldn’t find a video so he created YouTube

Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube, couldn’t find the Wardrobe Malfunction video online. So he created YouTube.com [more...]

Company spends $100 million on just 3 domain names

Quinstreet spent $100 million on 3 domain names

QuinStreet, Inc. has spent more than $100 million to purchase just here insurancethemed domain names - carinsurance.com, insurance.com and insure.com. They also own the uber-premium domain name, internet.com. [more...]

Simple web page earns student one million dollars

Alex Tew, a 21-year old student worried about paying off his student loan, created a simple home page and sold off the pixels that ultimately got him more than a million dollars. [more...]

People bought a completely useless $999.99 app!

I am Rich, a completely useless app on the Apple store costing $999.99 was bought by at least 8 people before being taken down. [more...]

WWW was invented on Steve Jobs’ company computers

Steve jobs founded another great computer company besides Apple. That was NeXT on which the World Wide Web was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. [more...]

Inventor of the mouse never received any royalties

Douglas Engelbart who invented the mouse never received any royalties for his invention. The patented device was originally called X-Y position indicator for a display system and was picked up by Steve Jobs and incorporated in Apple computers. [more...]

HTML is not a programming language

HTML, the language used for creating web pages is not a programming language because it lacks the basic elements of one - variables, loops, conditional statements etc. [more...]

Apple wasn’t the first company to launch iPhone

Apple wasn't the first company to launch an iPhone

The very first iPhone wasn’t launched by Apple. The device was created by Infogear which was later acquired by Cisco. [more...]

The World Wide Web was born at a physics facility

WWW invented at CERN - a physics institute

The World Wide Web was born at CERN, a high-energy physics facility located on the borders of Switzerland and France. The WWW was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. [more...]

The Internet was born at a defence organisation

Internet came out of a defense organisation

Internet was born at ARPA, the Advanced Research Projects Agency, a part of the United States Department of Defense. Its direct predecessor, ARPANET, became functional on 20th October 1969. [more...]

Email inventor was scared of showing his creation

Email inventor, Ray Tomlinson, was shy of his invention

Ray Tomlinson invented the modern email messaging system. He sent the first message over ARPANET but was skeptical of telling everyone what he had invented. [more...]

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How do I view a deleted web page?
Is there a way to view a deleted web page - one that is no longer available? Yes there is and the solution is quite simple. [more...]

Fact

Smartphones and tablets are actually responsible for decreasing energy consumption because people have been using these devices to do things they would have normally done using larger, more energy consuming systems like computers, TVs and game consoles. [more...]

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