YouTube Turns 9 Today, Watch the First 5 Videos ever Uploaded on the Popular Video Sharing Site

Officially speaking, Youtube was founded on February 14, 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim — early employees of PayPal. According to Karim, the concept was inspired by two incidents. First was the whole Janet Jackson 2004 Superbowl scandal, when the American recording artist and actress had a wardrobe malfunction, exposing her breasts. The second incident was also back in the same year, when a Tsunami caused by the Indian Ocean Earthquake mainly struck Sumatra, Indonesia. Karim said that videos related to these incidents were hard to find online back then, thus the idea of putting up a video sharing site of their own, YouTube.

Today marks the 9th birthday of the first ever video uploaded on the popular video sharing site. The video was uploaded exactly last 8:27 pm of April 23, 2005. Watch the video, as well as the other first four videos uploaded on Youtube.

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Nokia Corporation to be Renamed as Microsoft Mobile Oy

With the finalization of the Nokia acquisition by Microsoft fast approaching, a sad news for loyal Nokia fans broke over the internet, as a leaked letter addressed to the Finnish mobile manufacturer’s customers and suppliers surfaced, suggesting a name change for the mobile brand we all know, love and trust.

The leaked letter revealed that once the deal gets closed later this month, Microsoft will be renaming Nokia’s handset division as Microsoft Mobile Oy. In Finland, Oy is pretty much the same as Ltd.

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GrabTaxi goes on Beta Testing in Cebu! Get Zero Booking Fee until May 10!

GrabTaxi, probably the fastest and the most popular taxi booking app for smartphones finally goes on Beta Testing here in Cebu. Currently available in other South East Asian countries like Singapore, Thaliand and Malaysia and in Metro Manila in the Country, GrabTaxi is expanding their reach here in the Queen City of the South.

Beta_Cebu_webAnd as part of GrabTaxi’s Beta Testing stage in Cebu, the company is offering Zero booking fees for anyone in Cebu. Yes, you’ve read it right, free booking fees on all your GrabTaxi rides, until May 10.

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