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Netflix Monitors Bittorrent and Other Piracy Sites to Purchase Shows

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes in business you have to cozy up to the enemy in order to succeed. In this instance, it’s a case of a massive online legitimate video distribution site keeping close tabs on its illegal competitors to best serve its own interests. What am I getting at here? Perhaps the largest and most successful streaming …

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Minecraft Version Of Denmark Was Attacked By American Hackers With Dynamite

Reading Time: 2 minutes In what seemed like a brilliant move, the government in Denmark recreated the entire country on Minecraft, block by block, to try and get the nations youth interested in geography. They reasoned that if children were participating in a fun activity they would be more attentive, and learn faster and better. You can hardly argue …

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Enter Recursion into Google and It Will Ask if You Meant Recursion

Reading Time: 2 minutes Try this. Go to Google and enter recursion and prepare for a bit of a troll. Google will do it’s normal thing and list a huge number of search results related to recursion. But at the very top of the search results page will be a suggestion by Google asking if you meant recursion. This …

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Stargate Was The First Movie To Have A Website

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that Stargate was the first movie to have a website? It does make some sense that a sci-fi film would be the genre to set the standard, but even I was surprised to discover this little gem of information. With every release of a movie, regardless of how successful it may become, you …

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Blockbuster Rejected An Offer To Purchase Netflix For $50 Million

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oh dear, it seems the more we look the more we find where business decisions have cost companies or individuals a lot of money. The most recent we are adding to our list is Blockbuster Video. Why are we adding them to our list and what made their decision so costly? When Netflix was only …

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A 1995 Newsweek Internet Article Was Published About Why The Internet Would Fail

Reading Time: 3 minutes Talk about being on the wrong side of history. There was a 1995 Newsweek internet article explaining why the internet was doomed to failure. They could hardly be more wrong in hindsight, but the signs should have been there. Read on to see just how wrong the prediction was. The internet. It has become a part …

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First Webcam Was Used to Watch Coffee – Trojan Room Coffee Pot

Reading Time: 2 minutes Everyone knows what a webcam is, and practically every laptop has one these days. Webcams have revolutionised the way people communicate, allowing an additional depth to a long distant conversation. But like many things, have you ever wondered how or why they were invented? Well, the truth behind this particular invention is rather quirky, and a …

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Google First Name Was Backrub

Reading Time: 2 minutes Could you ever imagine the first thing you type into your favorite internet browser being backrub? Didn’t think so, but it nearly happened, and Google being named backrub may have not have resulted in the burgeoning success story it is today. When Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin first began work on Google it was …

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