The first products of famous brands

• The first products of famous brands

Back in the time when Amazon was just a bookstore, and Samsung - just a guy with a phone ...

College Social Network (2004)

The first products of famous brands

The founders - M. Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes

First Place - Cambridge, MA

Facebook was first known as FaceMash and was launched in 2003 by Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg wrote software Facemash website when he was in his second year of college. The website was built by the type of games for Harvard students. The website allowed visitors to compare two pictures side by side, the students and let them decide which one was better.

The site has been expanded Zuckerberg, along with Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, and the name was changed to TheFacebook in 2004. Initially, membership was limited by the founders of Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and gradually most universities in the United States and Canada, corporations, and by September 2006 - for all who have a valid email address along with age requirement of 13 years of age or older.

Online bookstore (1994)

The first products of famous brands

Founders - Jeff Bezos

The first location - Bellevue, WA

Amazon started its activities as a book online shop in 1994. The founder of the company Jeff Bezos initially decided to name the bookstore "Cadabra", and several months later it changed its name to, Inc.

Bezos chose the name Amazon, browsing Dictionary; He stopped at the "Amazon" because it was "exotic and unusual" place. Amazon River, he noted, is the largest river in the world, and he planned to make her shop the largest bookstore in the world. In addition, a name that starts with "A", was preferred because it is likely to have been at the top of the list in alphabetical order. Computer Apple I (1976)

The first products of famous brands

The Founders - S. Jobs, Wozniak S., R. Wayne

The first location - Cupertino, CA

Steve Wozniak originally collected microcomputer Apple I in 1975 to meet the Homebrew Computer Club in Silicon Valley. Wozniak said that "for the first time in history someone typed characters on a keyboard and saw it on the screen of your computer."

Another club member, Steve Jobs helped sell 50 orders for the car $ 500 apiece to a local computer store. Sales success has brought more than 50 000 dollars and pushed them to work on the Apple II.

Grocery store (1938)

The first products of famous brands

The founders - Lee Byung-chul

First place - Seoul, South Korea

March 1, 1938, Samsung was founded as a grocery store shopping Lee Byung-Chullom. He started his business in Taegu, Korea, selling noodles and other products made in and around the city, and exporting them to China and its province.

After the war in Korea, the company has successfully expanded into textiles.

Soon there were new subsidiaries such as Samsung Heavy Industries, Samsung Shipbuilding and Samsung Precision.

Samsung first entered into the electronics industry in 1969, with several divisions, focused on electronics - its first products were black-and-white television sets. In the 1970s the company began exporting consumer electronics products abroad.

Rice (1946)

The first products of famous brands

The founders - Masaru Ibuka, Akio Morita

First place - Tokyo, Japan

After World War II, Masaru Ibuka, founder of Sony creates an electric rice cooker. Released under the name Tokyo Telecommunications Research Institute, before she became the combined company Sony, rice was small.

Product has not been released to the market. The prototype is now in the Sony archives in Shinagawa.

Wooden Toys (1923)

The first products of famous brands

The founders - Ole Kirk Christiansen

First place - Billund, Denmark

The brand was founded by a carpenter toys.

Struggling to find enough wood to make furniture during the recession of Denmark in 1930, Ole Kirk Christiansen began to turn wood waste into children's toys. Some of the first LEGO products include toy trains, cars and wooden duck on wheels, which were shaking when they are pulled.

When he began experimenting with plastic toys in 1947, most of the stores was not interested. Fortunately for the future generations of LEGO builders, this did not discourage him, and plastic bricks in the end turned out to be the focus of the company.

Search engine (1998)

The first products of famous brands

The founders - Larry Page, Sergey Brin

First place - Menlo Park, CA

Google has its origins in the "BackRub", a research project, which was started in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University, California. Initially, the project also involved the informal "third founder" Scott Hassan, lead programmer, who wrote most of the code for the original Google search engine, but left before Google was officially founded as a company. "Network Scanner" Paige began to explore the network in March 1996, and only the starting point was its own home page Page's Stanford.

Google's first version was released in August 1996 on the Stanford website. He used almost half of the total capacity of the Stanford network.

Online payment service (1998)

The first products of famous brands

The founders - Ken Hover, Luke Nosek, Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Yu Pan, Russell Simmons, Elon Musk

First place - Palo Alto, CA

PayPal was first established in December 1998 as Confinity, a company that develops software for security software for handheld devices. Conffinity was founded by Max Levchin, Peter Tilom, Luke Nosek, Ken Hover, Yu Peng and Russell Simmons.

PayPal has been designed and run as a money transfer service in Confinity in 1999.

In March 2000, Confinity merged with, an online banking company founded by Elon Musk. Musk is optimistic looking at the future success of the remittance business, which develops Confinity.

In October of the same year Musk decided that cease its other operations to internet banking and money to focus on service PayPal. company was then renamed PayPal in 2001 and expanded rapidly over the years, while the company's management has decided not to make PayPal the public in 2002.

Stationary Ships (1943)

The first products of famous brands

The founders - Ingvar Kamprad

First place - Älmhult, Sweden

The founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad showed entrepreneurial skills from an early age. At 5 years old he began to buy matches in bulk in Stockholm and sold them to neighbors for profit. He later went on to sell flowers, greeting cards, Christmas tree decorations and much more. In 1943, when he was 17 years old Kamprad founded IKEA at the kitchen table of his uncle. It started out as a mail-order: sales of various items such as stockings, jewelry, watches, pens, picture frames. Kamprad said the first piece of furniture to the company offers a few years later. Sales of furniture became even more with the advent of the famous IKEA catalog in 1951 and the first exhibition hall in 1953. IKEA furniture soon became the focus of the company, as over the next few years she began the phased elimination of all other products.

microblogging service (2006)

The first products of famous brands

The founders - Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, Evan Williams

First Place - San Francisco, CA

Twitter started in 2006 when the company Odeo podkastingovaya realized that they need to reinvent themselves and start brainstorming for new creative ideas. Jack Dorsey introduced the idea of ​​the creation of SMS-messages, which would allow the user to communicate with a small group of people.

Twitter originally called "status", while the group did not look in the dictionary and found the names of Twitter, which suited him perfectly. The original name of the product was twttr.

Work on the project started on 21 March 2006, when Dorsey published the first Twitter message: "I just tune tweeter". The prototype has been tested for Twitter as an internal service for Odeo employees, but later was launched publicly in July 2006.

In October 2006, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams, along with other members of Odeo created Obvious Corporation. Then they bought out Odeo investors and other shareholders. In April 2007, Twitter has become a private company. memory chip (1968)

The first products of famous brands

The founders - Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce

First place - Mountain View, CA

Automatic loom (1926)

The first products of famous brands

The founders - Kiichiro Toyoda

First place - Nagoya, Japan

Animation "Alice Comedy" (1923)

The first products of famous brands

The founders - Walt Disney, Roy O. Disney

The first location - Los Angeles, CA

Personal Computer (1986)

The first products of famous brands

The founders - Edwin Ketmall, Alvy Ray Smith, Steve Jobs

First Place - Richmond, CA

Playing "Hard Hat Mack" (1982)

The first products of famous brands

The founders - Trip Hawkins

The first location - San Mateo, CA

The first products of famous brands

The founders - Richard McDonald, Maurice McDonald

The first location - San Bernardino, CA