Tech 2.0 for Thursday, March 21, 2013
Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is thinking about outer space as well as cyberspace. An expedition led by Bezos has recovered two mammoth rocket engines that helped boost Apollo astronauts to the moon. Bezos and NASA announced the recovery yesterday, after the engines were fished out of the Atlantic. The sunken engines were part of the mighty Saturn V rocket used to fly astronauts to the moon during the 1960s and 1970s. After liftoff, they fell into the ocean as planned. The engines are the property of NASA. The space agency congratulated Bezos on his efforts. The team planned to restore the artifacts for later display. Bezos' space company, Blue Origins, has a NASA contract to develop a private space taxi to the International Space Station.
YouTube has reached a milestone. Company officials say more than one billion people are now visiting the online video site each month. It's another step in YouTube's evolution from a web startup in 2005 to one of the most influential forces in today's media landscape. The massive audience also gives YouTube's owner, Google, another outlet for selling online ads. Google purchased YouTube for 1.76-billion dollars in 2006 when the video site had an estimated 50 million users worldwide.
Seven years ago, Twitter just had one user- creator Jack Dorsey. Thursday is the 7th anniversary of the first-ever "tweet." On March 21, 2006, Dorsey tweeted "Just setting up my Twitter." More than 200-million users have since registered on the social media site. About twice as many tweets -- 400-million -- are sent every day.
"Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recovers Apollo spacecraft engines from the bottom of the ocean" good read http://t.co/CZqb9bXW6h
Jeff Bezos pulls two 40-year-old Apollo rocket engines from the ocean floor. http://t.co/mIyxgm7c4M
Apollo F-1 engines recovered from Atlantic ocean floor by Bezos Expeditions. @boingboing has a statement from NASA. http://t.co/enCHgMDeYf
Apollo mission rocket engines recovered from depths of the Atlantic Ocean by Amazon founder: http://t.co/Z14FoGol7P
YouTube reaches 1 billion unique monthly users, almost 15% of planet Earth http://t.co/014NbtYW1c
YouTube Announces That It Has Hit One Billion Monthly Users, Which Is Roughly Ten Super Bowl Audiences http://t.co/owFEEFq4Ze
RT @JakeTapper: On the 7th anniversary of twitter, today on @TheLeadCNN I'll sit down with twitter founder @jack Dorsey. Tune in!
Happy birth day anniversary 7 years for Twitter here is another world for me and many people :)
Happy 7th Birthday @Twitter! If you haven't seen their anniversary video yet, check it out, it's pretty cool http://t.co/5IijmaAE8v