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BROADCAST.COM (Yahoo) Mark Cuban founder

The company was founded in 1989 as Cameron Audio Networks, named after its founder Cameron Christopher Jaeb, He wanted a method for people to be able to listen to out-of-town sports games. The original idea, a shortwave radio that would receive broadcasts inside a sports venue, morphed into a handheld device that would receive customized satellite broadcasts.

Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban became owners, and the company was renamed AudioNet.com in September 1995 in conjunction with the reorganization. At first, Cuban picked up signals from KLIF (AM) in his bedroom and then streamed them on the Internet.[3] The company grew from mainly broadcasting sporting events to broadcasting U.S. presidential nominating conventions and many other events. Yahoo bought the company.


Converting Text to Speech   Ray Kurzweil

In 1974, Kurzweil founded Kurzweil Computer Products, Inc. and led development of the first omni-font optical character recognition system, a computer program capable of recognizing text written in any normal font. Before that time, scanners had only been able to read text written in a few fonts. He decided that the best application of this technology would be to create a reading machine, which would allow blind people to understand written text by having a computer read it to them aloud. However, this device required the invention of two enabling technologies—the CCD flatbed scanner and the text-to-speech synthesizer. Development of these technologies was completed at other institutions such as Bell Labs, and on January 13, 1976, the finished product was unveiled during a news conference headed by him and the leaders of the National Federation of the Blind. Called the Kurzweil Reading Machine, the device covered an entire tabletop.

FACEBOOK Facebook is a social networking service. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and college roommates and fellow Harvard University students, in particular Eduardo SaverinAndrew McCollum(g)Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes(g).


Instagram is an online photo and video sharing social networking service. It allows users to take pictures and videos, add digital filters to them and share them to their followers. They can then share them on a variety of social networking services, such as FacebookTwitterTumblr, and Flickr. Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom

and Mike Krieger(g).


Myspace LLC is a social networking service based in the United States. Launched on August 1, 2003, the site was the first social network to reach a global audience, and had a significant influence on technology, pop culture and music. The site played a critical role in the early growth of companies like YouTube, and created a developer platform that launched the successes of ZyngaRockYou and Photobucket, among others. From 2005 to 2009, Myspace was the largest social networking site in the world.

In August 2003, several eUniverse employees with Friendster accounts saw potential in its social networking features. The group decided to mimic the more popular features of the website. Within 10 days, the first version of MySpace was ready for launch, implemented using ColdFusion.[13][21] A complete infrastructure of finance, human resources, technical expertise, bandwidth, and server capacity was available for the site. The project was overseen by Brad Greenspan (eUniverse's founder, chairman and CEO), who managed Chris DeWolfe (g)(MySpace's starting CEO), Josh Berman(g) Tom Anderson(g) (MySpace's starting president), and a team of programmers and resources provided by eUniverse.

PDA Personal Digital Assistant Donna Dubinsky CEO & co-developer

A personal digital assistant (PDA), is a mobile device which functions as a personal information manager. PDAs have been mostly displaced by the widespread adoption of highly capable smartphones, in particular those based on iOS and Android.[3]




PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American multinational financial technology company operating an online payments system in the majority of countries that support online money transfers, and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods such as checks and money orders. The company operates as a payment processor for online vendors, auction sites and many other commercial users, for which it charges a fee.

PayPal was originally established by Peter Thiel(g)Luke Nosek(g) and Max Rafael Levchin, in December 1998 as Confinity,

SALESFORCE founder  Mark Russell Benioff

The company was founded on February 3, 1999 by Marc Benioff, together with Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez as a software as a service (SaaS) company, and was launched publicly between September and November 1999


SMALLTALK  Adele Goldberg and Diana Merry-Shapiro members of the development team for the programming language Smalltalk-80 and various concepts related to object-oriented programming

while a researcher at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), in the 1970s.



TRIPADVISOR cofounded by Stephen Kaufer, Langley Steinert, Nick Shanny(g), and Thomas Palka(g) in February 2000.

Kaufer has stated that the original idea was not a user generated social media review site:

"We started as a site where we were focused more on those official words from guidebooks or newspapers or magazines. We also had a button in the very beginning that said, 'Visitors add your own review', and boy, did that just take off. The appeal of this site is that people give you their unedited opinions about the hotels, restaurants, and other things that you can attend. It is a perfect way to decide which sites you would like to visit on your vacation etc.


ZYNGA Mark Jonathan Pinkus founder

Zynga Inc. is an American social game developer running social video game services The company primarily focuses on mobile and social networking platforms. Zynga states its mission as "connecting the world through games.Please insert your text here.