1997: Netflix is founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph as a company that sends users DVDs by mail.
1997: PC makers can remove or hide Microsoft’s Internet software on new versions of Windows 95, thanks to a settlement with the Justice Department. 1998: The Google search engine is born, changing the way users engage with the Internet.
1995: The first online dating site, Match.com, launches.
1984: William Gibson, author of "Neuromancer," is the first to use the term "cyberspace." 1985: Symbolics.com, the website for Symbolics Computer Corp.in Massachusetts, becomes the first registered domain.1986: The National Science Foundation’s NSFNET goes online to connected supercomputer centers at 56,000 bits per second — the speed of a typical dial-up computer modem.The Internetworking Working Group (INWG) forms to address need for establishing standard protocols.1973: Global networking becomes a reality as the University College of London (England) and Royal Radar Establishment (Norway) connect to ARPANET. 1974: The first Internet Service Provider (ISP) is born with the introduction of a commercial version of ARPANET, known as Telenet.ARPA-funded researchers developed many of the protocols used for Internet communication today. 29, UCLA’s Network Measurement Center, Stanford Research Institute (SRI), University of California-Santa Barbara and University of Utah install nodes.