iMedia: Rick Parkhill’s 10 Most Significant Breakthroughs in His Lifetime

Rick Parkhill, CEO of iMedia Communications, kicked today off today’s Breakthrough Summit sessions with some thoughts on the history of breakthroughs in media. Below’s his list of the top 10 breakthroughs in his lifetime.

1965 – Color TV
1984 – Divestiture of AT&T – liberating people to distribute info through the phone company
1986 – Audio text services
1986 – Cable TV
1992 – Online services (Compuserve, Prodigy, AOL)
1993 – Mosaic Browser
1995 – Yahoo
2000 – Google [it actually launched in 1998]
2004 – MySpace
2006 – YouTube