Mosaic Communications Corporation was founded by Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark on 4th April 1994. They later change the name of the company to Netscape Communications Corporation. Marc Andreessen is known for creating the multi-platform web browser, Mosaic, generally credited for popularising the World Wide Web.
The first commercial spam was posted on Usenet by Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel. They used a Perl script to post their message, "Green Card Lottery - Final One?", to about 5,500 discussion groups. [more...]