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Important Dates in the History of Commerce on the Internet

Year

Major Events

1984
Apple launches Macintosh. 
1985
CD-ROM introduced. 
1986
GE launches GEnie
1987
Voice Response introduced. 
1988
IBM and Sears launch Prodigy
1989
Internet backbone upgraded to T1. 
1990
Virtual Reality emerges; Archie released. 
1991
Gopher and WAIS released; the concept of multimedia gains popularity. 
1992
Internet backbone upgraded to T3. 
1993
NCSA introduces Mosaic; telephone-cable merger frenzy; interactive television research and development; five million homes online; CD-ROM industry explodes. 
1994
The Internet hits the mainstream. History was made on August 11, 1994, when the first retail transaction on the Internet was carried out using a readily available version of powerful data encryption software designed to guarantee privacy. 
1995
Software companies develop security browsers for business on the Internet. 
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