Tech Facts

A red panda is an animal native to the Himalayas and southwestern China. The English word for red panda is ‘Firefox’ which is where the browser gets its name from so the Firefox logo is actually a red panda, not a fox!

Bill Gates house was designed using a Macintosh Computer. And his house name isXanadu 2.0

You cannot reverse a Bitcoin transaction, or be forced to pay, becausenor can you take back a transaction.

The Apple II had a hard drive of only 5 megabytes when it was launched.

Ubuntu is one of the more popular distributions of Linux. The word Ubuntu comes from an African word meaning “I am because of you”.

Doug Engelbart created the very first computer mouse from wood in 1964.

86% of people try to plug their USB devices upside down.

The average age of gamers in the United States is 35.

The very first domain name registered was http://www.symbolics.com, on the 15th March, 1985.

All the letter combinations from aaa.com to zzz.com have already been registered.

It is estimated that spammers only receive 1 reply for every 12 million emails that they send out.

Amazon.com was previously known as Cadabra.com.

An average of 60 billion emails are sent every day, 97% of which are spam.

Facebook has a blue colour scheme because the creator, Mark Zuckerberg cannot see the colours red & green.

Google’s first ever Tweet on Twitter was in February 2009, and reads”I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.” Translating from binary into English, this tweet says “I’m feeling lucky.”

Nintendo was started in 1889 as a playing card company.

Founded in 2004, Facebook.com has become the largest social networking website in the world with over 1.28 billion users. The code written for the future “Facebook” was called Facemash. The website started up using the domain name TheFacebook.com and 2005 switched to Facebook.com after purchasing the domain name for $200,000. In 2008, Facebook acquired the two letter domain name FB.com for a reported $8.5 million.

On March 15, 1985 the first domain name was registered, Symbolics.com for free. By 1995, domain names were no longer free to register and the company Network Solutions managed the registration process. Domain registration prices were $100 for two years of registration per domain name. In 2014, most .com domain name yearly registration prices are about $10-$15 annually.

Entrepreneur Michael Aldrich invented “online shopping” in 1979. 1995 was the year online shopping began to take off with the launch of two marketplaces: Amazon and eBay.

The first email service provider was Hotmail and was launched in 1996 and was purchased by Microsoft in 1997.

X.com was once the business web address used by the company now know as Paypal. Paypal inc still owns the domain name X.com and uses a redirect that has switched between Paypal.com and eBay.com websites. eBay Inc. acquired Paypal for a reported $1.5 Billion in 2002

There are 456,976 combinations of “4-letter” .com domain names.

7. Digital advertising began in 2000 when Google Inc. launched a service called AdWords. Google’s total ad revenues were $42 billion in 2012.

1990 Tim Berners-Lee wrote the code for the first web browser, WorldWideWeb. As of 2014, the most popular web browsers are “Chrome” 58.4%, “Firefox” 25%, “Internet Explorer” 9.4%, “Safari” 4% and “Opera” 1.8%.

In 1997, online spending was estimated at $9 Billion and was estimated to be $30 Billion by the year 2000. 2013 sales were estimated at $230 Billion. Online sales are expected to reach $370 Billion by 2017.

GoDaddy.com is the largest domain name registrar of domain names with 4 times the amount of the second largest domain registrar, eNom.com.

Domain names are organized in subordinate levels (subdomains) of the DNS root domain, which is nameless.

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