Being an entrepreneur requires a good idea, strong business acumen and a willingness to put in long hours until your idea pays off. For some, hard work has paid off in ways the rest of us can barely imagine.
Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has had a successful career – to put it mildly. He’s also had all sorts of adventures along the way, like jamming out with Slash during a session of Guitar Hero. Keep up with the mastermind in this image gallery.
"Father of the Internet" is a term you might have heard, but does the Internet have a founding mother, too? Meet the engineer behind the moniker -- and find out what she thinks of the title.
Mother of the Internet
How did a scrawny college dropout go on to start a world-renowned tech company and become the world's richest man in the process? The story is fraught with half-truths and myths, and we debunk five of them here.
Clearly, the explosive growth of the Internet has created a fair share of misunderstandings, fabrications and myths, and now it's one of the Internet's most popular sites, Facebook, that's stirring up rumors.
Long before Facebook, Wikipedia and Google, there was Yahoo! The Internet start-up took the world by storm in 1994 and continues to be a huge player in the online arena, but rumors of its imminent demise abound. Why?
Google is easily one of the world's biggest and most talked-about companies, but people don't really know much about it. Rumors abound, but the truth is a mere Google search away.
We'll give you two hints: This person of diverse interests also invented the cowcatcher device for trains, and he held a distinguished mathematics professorship at the University of Cambridge. Any guesses?
More than two-thirds of U.S. households play video games, according to the Entertainment Software Rating Board. Without the crazy ideas of a few pioneering folks, we might still be stuck playing marathon sessions of charades.
At one time, sharing files between computers meant carrying a box of punch cards from one machine to another. The Internet changed all that, but who's responsible for creating this network of networks?
Whether you're looking for a job, apartment or motorcycle, chances are you've consulted Craigslist. Craigslist started as an electronic community newsletter but has become the go-to site for users in 450 communities worldwide.
Where can a person get $28,000 for a partially eaten grilled cheese sandwich that may or may not contain the image of the Virgin Mary? On eBay, of course. Find out all about the largest auction site in the world.
The story of Amazon.com is an e-commerce dream. Find out what Amazon does, what makes it different from other e-commerce Web sites and how its technology infrastructure supports its multi-pronged approach to online sales.