Find Out MoreThe world is changing, but let’s face it: these are truly exciting times. The world we live in today is not only vastly different from the world of just 10 short years ago, it’s changing so rapidly that in the next 10 years we’ll likely produce things it previously took us 100 years (or more) to do and find ourselves doing things we haven’t even conceived yet.
Think about it for a second. Can you imagine what or how you will live your life in 2020? What about the internet? How will it look 10 years from now? Since looking at one’s past is the best indication of its future, let’s take a short trip down memory lane.
The Internet In 2000: Yahoo picked newcomer Google to be their default search provider. That’s right, just 10 short years ago, Yahoo was using Google’s search results in their own engine.
The Internet In 2010: Interestingly enough, Yahoo tried to arrange a deal to use Google’s search results again in 2009, only to cancel the deal after regulatory pushback. Currently Yahoo and MSN are a very distant 2nd and 3rd in the highly lucrative search business.
The Internet In 2010: There are now 253 million people in the U.S. and 758 million people in Asia using the internet (an increase of 114% and 545% respectively). Both Africa and the Middle East have seen increases north of 1000%.
The Internet In 2010: There are more than 1.7 Billion internet users worldwide. This 472% increase means there are almost 500,000 new people coming on to the internet for the first time each and every day. How’s that for a growing market?
The Internet In 2010: Google is now the internet with a valuation of $199 billion as of January 4, 2010. AOL was spun off from parent company Time Warner in late 2009 and is currently worth about $2.5 billion. Read more…