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TOP 10 ONLINE

BUSINESSES
MIA RAMOS
BLOCK 6

GOOGLE

Founded by Larry Page and


Sergey Brin who were Ph.D.
students at Stanford University

Began as a private company


on Sept. 4, 1998 & became
public on August 19, 2004

Mission statement: to
organize the worlds
information and make it
universally accessible and
useful

Search engine and other online


productivity software

Gains profits from


advertisements

Net worth: $367.6 billion

YAHOO!

Founded by Jerry Yang and David


Filo in January 1994; incorporated
on March 1, 1995

Marissa Mayer: CEO & President


(former Google executive) Net
worth: $380 million

Originally started as a directory of


other websites organized by top
searches

Provides latest news,


entertainment, and sports
information & other services

Gains profits from advertisements

YOUTUBE
Free to view, Video-sharing
website
Created by Chad Hurley,
Steve Chen, and Jawed
Karim on February 2005
Bought by Google a year
later for $1.65 billion &
operates as one of their
subsidiaries
Revenues supported by
advertising
Net worth: $70 billion

EBAY

Founded by Pierre Omiyar in


1995

Manages as an online auction


and shopping website

Free to use, but sellers are


charged fees for listing items

Makes additional money through


Paypal

Net worth: $68.9 billion

NETFLIX
Established on 1997 by Marc
Randolph
International provider of
internet streaming media: TV
shows, Movies, Documentaries
North & South America,
Australia, New Zealand,
Japan, & parts of Europe
Flat rate DVD-by-mail in US
Net worth: $25.5 billion

SKYPE
Released on August 2003 by Swede
Niklas Zennstrom and Dane Janus
Friis
Online application; specializes in
video chat and voice call
IM, video messages, & conference
calls
Available on computers,
smartphones, and tablets
Acquires revenue through Skype
Credit; used to call other mobile or
landline numbers
Powered by Microsoft
Net worth (Microsoft): $340.8 billion

AMAZON. COM
Founded in 1994 by Jeff
Bezos
Began as an online
bookstore, later diversified
to sell other media,
apparel, toys, jewelry, etc.
Known for producing
electronics: Kindle e-book
readers and Fire Phone
Largest cloud infrastructure
Net worth: $175.1 billion

FACEBOOK
Founded by Mark
Zuckerberg, launched
February 4, 2004
Social networking service
Makes money though
offering its
advertisement spaces
and application in-game
purposes
Net worth: $245 billion

TWITTER
Created by Jack Dorsey,
Evan Williams, Biz Stone,
and Noah Glass in March
2006
Online social networking
service; send and read
short 140 character status
updates called tweets
Available on the computer
and as an app on
smartphones and tablets
Creates revenue from
advertising
Net Worth: about $23

WEEBLY
Developed by David
Rusenko, Chris Fanini, Dan
Veltri in 2006
Web-hosting service using a
rag-and-drop feature to
create websites
Blogs, online businesses,
portfolios
Gains revenue cuts from
online transactions and
premium features
Net worth: $455 million