Moves to Israel

Karlpeles  moves to Israel, hoping to get closer to his Catholic faith while working for internet company Fotovista.  In a blog post he argues that Hebrew is as important to Christians as it is to religious Jews.  He only worked at this job for a few months before he once again began to feel depressed and “empty” […]


Pete Cashmore launches the site on WordPress from his home in Aberdeen, Scotland. He is 19 years old. The earliest posts on The Internet Archive is from Jul 25, 2012. The site’s slogan is “The latest trends. Cool hunting. The future. Fast news for early-adopters.” Cashmore worked as a Web consultant for a short time […]

Founded, funded by Y Combinator

Reddit is founded by Huffman and Ohanian both 22-year-old graduates of the University of Virginia. In first year they had rooms across the hall from each other, and became friends through video games. Huffman wanted to make a phone system to order subs while he was pumping gas at a local gas stand. Ohanian calls […]

Nintendo World opens

Nintendo opens its first store in the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The store replaces the Pokemon Center and contains merchandise from many Nintendo series. George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications, says: Today’s opening of Nintendo World is a milestone in our history. We know fans from […]

From Under the Cork Tree

From Under the Cork Tree is released by Island Records along with the band’s breakthrough hit, “Sugar We’re Going Down”. Unlike the rushed recording schedule put on the band for Take This To Your Grave, From Under the Cork Tree was recorded more gradually and was the band’s first album in which all songs were […]

The Mishima Incident

Mark receives media attention for a screenplay he has written about the relationship between Yukio Mishima, one of Japan’s most famous authors, and Henry Scott Stokes, at that time a foreign correspondent for the London Times. Mishima, the writer of Confessions of a Mask and The Temple of The Golden Pavillion was an outspoken bisexual ultranationalist […]

Visits Japan

Karpeles visits Japan for the first time: Having always dreamed of going to Japan, I gladly accepted.  What follows is a race [with customs] to obtain a passport in less than 3 days, prepare a departure to Japan, fund my plane. Finally, I’m flying to Japan. Over there everything [is going great], I took a few […]

Moves to Sarasota, Florida

After a road trip through the Carolinas, across the Texas coast and up and down Florida Biter settles on Sarasota, Florida as his new home. He invests in local real estate.

King Kong promo

Following a month-long promotion of the movie King Kong. Hostess saw its Twinkie sales rise 20 percent during the promotion.