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30Apr 2017

The Progress of Facebook’s 10-Year Masterplan

In the company’s first 10 years, Mark Zuckerberg transformed Facebook from a college side-project into a multi-billion dollar platform.

Along the way, Zuckerberg was given many opportunities to exit. He was offered $75 million from Viacom in the very early days, and then $1.5 billion later on (including $800 million cash up front). Yahoo also missed out on making a deal after having its $1 billion offer rejected in 2006.

23Apr 2017

A Look Back at Internet Firsts

In October 1969, UCLA student Charley Kline was attempting to send the word “login” over to the Stanford Research Institute using the internet’s precursor: ARPANET.

At first, the system crashed, only managing to send the letters “i” and “o”. But an hour or so later, the full message was successfully sent and history was made:

28Mar 2017

Twitter is being unbundled before our eyes

In March, Reddit announced it was introducing profile pages. The Reddit profile contains a list of the user’s posts in reverse-chronological order, and a follow button for subscribing to them. Co-founder Alexis Ohanian told The Verge that profiles are “a very big level-up for Reddit as a platform,” saying they would encourage users to share posts that might not work on the site’s topic-specific subreddits.

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