The Net Chronicles, La Vanguardia.es
ISMAEL NAFRÍA – 28/12/2004 – 18.46 horas
Google, blogs, digital music, online advertising, e-commerce and broadband, big stars of the Internet year
– The year of the blog
– More advertising, more e-commerce, more broadband
– iTunes tops 200 million songs sold online
– More revenue, more profit
– Internet an essential part of our lives
2004 draws to a close and, as is customary at this time of year, it’s a time to look back at what has been happening on the Internet over the last twelve months (with the last two Chronicles of the year being devoted to just that).
The search engine Google has been the big name of the year, although honorable mentions also go to weblogs and to the digital music phenomenon, to the growth of online advertising, e-commerce and broadband, as well as the consolidation of some of the other major dotcom firms, like Yahoo!, eBay and Amazon.com. (Read)
Translation by Tom Walton, editor of Barcelona Online. The revenue generated by this version of The Net Chronicles is donated to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).