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Timeline of ICT and Technology
(2000's)
 
2000
- Playstation 2 launched
 

Sony releases the Playstation 2.

The PS2 is the best-selling console of all time, having reached over 150 million units sold as of January 31, 2011. This milestone was reached 10 years and 11 months after the system was released in Japan on March 4, 2000.

Further, Sony said it had 10,828 titles available for the system and that 1.52 billion PS2 titles had been sold since launch.

 

 

 


2003
- Apple opens their first iTunes store
 

The iTunes Store is a software-based online digital media store operated by Apple.

Opening as the iTunes Music Store on April 28, 2003, with over 200,000 items to purchase, it is, as of April 2008, the number-one music vendor in the United States.

On February 24, 2010, the store served its 10 billionth song download; this milestone was reached in just under seven years of being online.

 

 

 


2004
- Facebook
 

Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook Inc.

Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

As of July 2011 Facebook has more than 800 million active users and a value of around 41 billion US dollars.

 


2005
- YouTube is founded
 

YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal.

The first YouTube video was entitled Me at the zoo” , and shows founder Karim at the San Diego Zoo. The video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, and can still be viewed on the site.

In July 2006 the company announced that was receiving 100 million video views per day.

By May 2010 more than 14 billion videos had been viewed.


2007
- First iPhone announced
 

Apple created the device at an estimated development cost of US $150 million over thirty months.

The iPhone went on sale in the United States on June 29, 2007, at 6:00 pm local time, while hundreds of customers lined up outside the stores nationwide.

On March 2, 2011, at the iPad 2 event, Apple announced that they have sold 100 million iPhones worldwide.

 


2009
- Microsoft launch Windows 7
 

Windows 7 was released on October 22, 2009, less than three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows Vista.

It became the highest-grossing pre-order in Amazon's history, surpassing sales of the previous record holder, the seventh Harry Potter book.

As of June 23, 2010, Windows 7 had sold 150 million copies which made it the fastest selling operating system in history with seven copies sold every second.