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  • Season 1
    • People Power
      People Power
      Episode 4
      3/4/08
      7.7
      Host John Heileman explores the interactive nature of the modern World Wide Web, from early successes like Napster and the still popular Craigslist, to more recent phenomena like the social networking sites MySpace and Facebook.
    • Bubble
      Bubble
      Episode 3
      3/4/08
      8.5
      The founders of Amazon and eBay, Jeff Bezos and Pierre Omidyar, describe the rise of their companies from small start-ups to successful large businesses that have come to dominate consumer online commerce.
    • Search
      Search
      Episode 2
      3/3/08
      7.7
      Internet search was dominated by companies like Yahoo! and AltaVista until a new start-up came along. Google would go onto become one of the giants of Silicon Valley and one of the most successful new companies in U.S. history. Host John Heileman provides a firsthand account of the early struggles of Google, including the desperate search for funding and the conflicts and controversies along the way to financial success.moreless
    • Browser Wars
      Browser Wars
      Episode 1
      3/3/08
      8.8
      Technology journalist John Heileman serves as the host for this look back at the battle for Internet browser supremacy among companies like Microsoft and early browser giant Netscape.
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