In 2011, Hayastan Shakarian, a 75 year old woman from Georgia, the country in Eurasia and not the US state, was looking for copper to sell as scrap. She accidentally chopped the fibre optic cables and cut off Internet services to her country and the neighbour, Armenia. When caught Hayastan pleaded her innocence saying she hasn’t even heard of the Internet.
The Apple iTunes Store was launched with 200,000 songs. In the first week itself, almost a half of that number were purchased - total 1 million song downloads. The music store was launched on 28th April 2003, and each song was sold for 99 cents. [more...]