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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995




In the early years Beyond had more information on a town or village than the town provided. And in a few cases, the town used Beyond's URL (website address) in their brochures. Even the Michelin Green Guide for Provence had a reference to the Beyond website.

• 1991 - Tim Berners-Lee releases web software.
• 1993 - World Wide Web can be used for free by anyone.
• 1993 - First webcam goes online - watching a coffee pot.
• 1994 - Netscape web browser released; Yahoo was born.
• 1995 - Online bookstore Amazon.com launched; eBay founded as Auctionweb.
• 1995 - There are now 18,957 websites online; Beyond went online this year
• 1996 - Nokia 9000 Communicator launched, the first cellphone with internet capabilities.
• 1996 - There are now 342,081 websites online.
• 1998 - Google opens its first office in a garage in California.
• 1999 - Napster begins
• 2000 - There are now 20 million websites online.
• 2001 - Wikipedia begins.
• 2004 - Mozilla Firefox web browser launched; Facebook begins.
• 2005 - YouTube is launched.
• 2006 - The first Tweets on Twitter.
• 2007 - Apple presents the iPhone.
• 2010 - Pintrest is launched.
• 2012 - Beyond adapts to mobile devices
• 2014 - There are now 968,882,453 websites online.