Timeline-Dateline 1994 – Pop Culture History – Who Was The First Internet Retailer/Store?

Trivia-Amazon Was Not The First Internet Retailer.

 

From Jeff H – Mr. Pop – who was the first on-line retailer? Was it Amazon?

Mr. Pop History – The concept was there before Amazon. Take a look at this from 1994:

history timeline - 1994-Amazon not first internet store-pop-interesting-factsComputer news From This Week In 1994 – a group of companies from the Silicon Valley say they are bringing a sort-of home shopping network to millions of users on the worldwide computer network known as the Internet. Called CommerceNet – it allow users to buy computers, scan catalogs and bid on contracts. Said Project Manager Steve Harari – “We’re not sure how it’s going to evolve. It could include everything from pizza parlors to real estate.” The company is backed by $12 million in seed money from the government and such Silicon Valley companies such as Apple, Sun Microsystems Inc, Lockheed Corp and Bank of America. The Internet now attracts 20 million users. It is envisioned that consumers will shop for thousands of products at home or the office by scanning huge databases with a computer. 50 to 100 companies are expected to back the service by the end of 1994. Companies offering services on CommerceNet will pay $25,000 a year for a high-level membership, but lower-priced memberships are expected.

Pop Culture Google History – This Is What Google Looked Like In 1998

Let’s go back to the year 1998. Mr. Pop History was just starting. And, so was Google. This is so fascinating, it’s unreal.

You all know what beta is? It’s a sort of test phase and usually used in tech speak. Take a look at this. It’s Google in beta! Brand new!

This is from 1998. Today, Google owns the Internet world. But – not so long ago – it was a different time. This comes from December of 1998. WOW! Take a look here! 

Back then, Yahoo was #1 and Netscape was the top brower. Videos online?? Good luck! You could barely transmit an mp3 audio track because of the slow dial-ups.

Pop Culture Internet History – 1998 When Google Was In Beta

Let’s go back to the year 1998. Mr. Pop History was just starting. And, so was Google. This is so fascinating, it’s unreal.

You all know what beta is? It’s a sort of test phase and usually used in tech speak. Take a look at this. It’s Google in beta!!

This is from 1998. Today, Google owns the Internet world. But – not so long ago – it was a different time. This comes from December of 1998. WOW! Take a look here! 

Back then, Yahoo was #1 and Netscape was the top brower. Videos online?? Good luck! You could barely transmit an mp3 audio track because of the slow dial-ups.