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Happy birthday to the phenomena that has brought us all here today: the internet.

The internet has come a long way in the last 49 years, since its inception as a link between 2 computers. Now, billions of devices are linked together across the world.

The inventor of the World Wide Web, a collection of web pages that can be accessed via the internet, recently said the internet is broken.

Source: CNBC

Making money online has evolved a lot over the past few years, every day people become millionaires through the internet and they were just like you, searching through the internet for that piece of inspiration that would give them the kick they needed to make it happen. One of the easiest ways to make money and start an internet business today is by creating a blog or sellling your instagram photos Check out How We Make Money Online thru #Instacanvas and give it a go yourself.

Top Internet Entrepreneurs

Rank
Name
Website
Year Website Launched
Net Worth
1
Larry Page
Google
1998
$18.5 Billion
2
Sergey Brin
Google
1998
$18.5 Billion
3
Jeff Bezos
Amazon
1994
$8.7 Billlion
4
Pierre Omidyar
eBay
1995
$6.3 Billion
5
Eric Schmidt
Google
1998
$5.9 Billion
6
Ronald Burkle
Yahoo
1995
$3.5 Billion
7
Mark Cuban
Broadcast.com
1995
$2.6 Billion
8
Jerry Yang
Yahoo
1995
$2.3 Billion
9
Omid Kordestani 1
Google
1998
$1.9 Billion
10
David Filo 3
Yahoo
1995
$1.7 Billion
11
Kavitark Ram Shriram 9
Google
1998
$1.7 Billion
12
Todd Wagner 1
Broadcast.com
1995
$1.5 Billion
13
Peter Thiel 1
PayPal
1998
$1.3 Billion
14
Niklas Zennstrom 1
Skype
2003
$1.3 Billion
15
Janus Friis 8
Skype
2003
$1.3 Billion
16
Jack Ma 7
Alibaba
1999
$1.1 Billion
17
Mark Zuckerberg 1
Facebook
2004
$700 Million
18
Simon Nixon
MoneySuperMarket 1999 $680 Million
19
Andrew Gower 1
Runescape
2001
$650 Million
20
Reid Hoffman 1
LinkedIn
2003
$500 Million
21
Zhang Chaoyang 111
Sohu
1996
$425 Million
22
Steve Chen 1
YouTube
2005
$350 Million
23
Elon Musk 4
PayPal
1998
$328 Million
24
Chad Hurley 2
YouTube
2005
$300 Million
25
Duncan Cameron
MoneySuperMarket 1999 $280 Million
26
Marc Andreesen 1
Netscape
1994
$253 Million
27
Reed Hastings 1
NetFlix
1997
$150 Million
28
Blake Ross
Mozila 1998 $120 Million
29
Andrew Michael
Fasthost
1999
$110 Million
30
Max Levchin
PayPal
1998
$100 Million

Compared with other tech-savvy nations, Internet service in the U.S. is overpriced and slow. According to a “State of the Internet” report recently put out by content delivery network Akamai, U.S. service is becoming even slower.

The U.S. now has the ninth-fastest average Internet connection speed in the world, behind South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Latvia, the Czech Republic and Sweden. That’s a fall in the rankings: In the last Akamai report, the U.S. was eighth, with faster average connection speeds than Sweden.

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Satellite operator DirecTV and two other bidders have offered more than $1 billion apiece to buy Hulu according to sources.

The Hulu service has more than 4 million subscribers and generates revenue of about $700 million through subscriptions and a free ad-supported service.

Hulu offers ad-supported on-demand streaming video of TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media, trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage from NBC, Fox, ABC, TBS, and many other networks and studios.

WordPress is 10 years old today. Here is how wordpress is used around the world.

WordPress, the blogging and content management system, is 10-years old today. The platform has evolved in the past decade from being a basic blogging service to a news and media platform for major brand names and businesses around the world.

Started by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, WordPress is an open source service where anyone can make modifications to the code to improve their blog and make it something that works for them.

Bloggers who use WordPress are able to apply design themes to their sites while also integrating third-party plugins easily. Since it’s open source software, there isn’t a need for an approval process before someone can implement a new feature.  GWOP Magazine, CNN, TechCrunch, Mashable, Dow Jones, UPS, TED, BOSSIP, RAPRADAR all use a wordpress platform to get the message across for their business.

“Thanks Matt and Mike for creating wordpress.  Without you there would be no GWOP Magazine”

-GWOP Staff

A photo illustration shows the applications of Yahoo and Tumblr on the screen of an iPhone in Zagreb May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Yahoo Inc is acquiring blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion cash.

The deal will use about 1/5 of Yahoo’s $5.4 billion in cash and marketable securities.

“Per the agreement and our promise not to screw it up, Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business,” Yahoo said in a statement on Monday.

Yahoo Buys Tumblr

source

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been meeting with top Tumblr executives, including Tumblr CEO David Karp. The rumors of a potential acquisition come after Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman spoke at JP Morgan’s Global Technology conference about the need for the company to attract the 18-to-24-year-old demographic in an effort to make Yahoo “cool again.”

Tumblr is a micro-blogging platform that has grown in popularity over recent years, hosting blogs that have gone on to become or create extremely popular memes.

The potential acquisition would be Mayer’s biggest move since becoming Yahoo CEO in July. Since taking the reins, Mayer has revamped the Yahoo homepage along with Yahoo Mail, and spent millions on smaller acquisitions, including a $30 million purchase of Summly, a mobile news app created by a 17-year-old British developer.

The reported $1 billion price tag for Tumblr would be one of the biggest acquisition deals in tech history. By comparison, Facebook bought photo-sharing service Instagram for $1 billion, but due to Facebook’s stock troubles, the final price Facebook paid was $741 million.

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