Download: The True Story of the Internet

Download: The True Story of the Internet is a documentary TV series presented by John Heilemann, exploring some of historically important aspects of the Internet since the mid-1990s. The series consists of four episodes: the first episode "Browser Wars" is about the rise and fall of Netscape and its battle against Microsoft; the second episode "Search" tells a story of how Google and Yahoo grew; the third episode "Bubble" deals with the crash of 2000 and the mainstays of the Internet - and eBay; the fourth episode "People Power" explores the interactive nature of the modern World Wide Web, from Napster to Facebook.

Episode 1 - Browser Wars

Episode 1 - Browser Wars
This is the story of an epic battle between America's mightiest corporation and a small group of "computer geeks" who created a revolutionary technology.

Episode 2 - Search
In a few short years, a new and unique way of finding information revolutionized the Web. In the process, Google grew into one of the largest companies in the United States.

Episode 3 - Bubble
The founders of Amazon and e-Bay, Jeff Bezos and Pierre Omidyar, tell the stories of how their businesses grew from nothing to dominate the global economy. These companies have changed the way Americans live.

Episode 4 - People Power
The Internet has changed society and a new breed of entrepreneurs is shaping the digital future. Find out how it all started with Napster, a way of swapping music dreamt up by the teenaged Shawn Fanning.

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