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The decade spanning from 2000 – 2009 was one of many technological firsts. Here are 10 innovations that made an impact.
Originally introduced in 2007, the iPhone was one of the first smartphones to make use of a multi-touch interface. After its release, the iPhone set the standard for future smartphone design and usability.
The introduction of the camera phone in 2000 was an innovation that changed the daily lives of millions of people around the world. It allowed people to instantly take photos and videos, and dealt a major blow to the digital camera industry.
The iPod was famously billed as the device that would put “1,000 songs in your pocket.” With a focus on design and user experience, the iPod became the front-runner in portable MP3 players.
The Blu-ray Disc began as a research project in the early 2000s, but eventually became one of the go-to formats for high-definition video. The disc technology is capable of storing 1080p video and high definition audio.
Born from the PayPal Mafia in 2005, YouTube is the world’s most popular video sharing site. In 2006, YouTube was bought by Google for $1.65 billion.
The Amazon Kindle
In 2007, Amazon released the original Amazon Kindle e-book reader. While not the first of its kind, the Kindle led the charge to popularizing e-books and e-readers.
Launched in January 2001, Wikipedia played a major role in defining the concept and purpose of user-generated content. There are now 200 versions of Wikipedia and millions of articles.