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What did LinkedIn look like the first time you visited the site in 2003?

How ugly was Yahoo! in 1994?

We found the earliest versions of some of the most visited websites today, like Facebook, Google, and Buzzfeed.

Here's what the sites looked like then, and what they look like now. Web design has come a long way — oh, and the ads have gotten a lot more in-your-face.

Wikipedia: Then (2001) Wikipedia: Now Then (1996)

Here's what Wall Street said about Apple's quarterly results (AAPL)

Apple whiffed.

The Cupertino, California, tech giant on Tuesday posted its earnings for the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year.

Its holiday-quarter revenue — $75.9 billion (£53 billion) — missed both analyst expectations and company guidance.

iPhone sales also failed to meet expectations. They increased year-on-year, but only barely — and Apple is forecasting a decline, its first ever.

CEO Tim Cook says the company is "seeing extreme conditions unlike anything we have ever experienced before," making Apple's overseas activities more difficult.

Google has a secretive new drone project called SkyBender (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google's drone tests in the New Mexico desert are part of a secret effort called SkyBender, according to The Guardian.

They are taking place at the Spaceport America facility in the town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Business Insider reported in November.

The tests involve multiple drones and 5G millimeter wave wireless transmitters, according to the report, which obtained information about the effort through a public-records request.

The wireless technology is capable of transmitting multiple gigabits of data per second, and could help establish a network of high-flying drones that provide internet connectivity to people on the ground.

Amazon is now calling itself a 'transportation service provider' (AMZN)

For the first time, Amazon is calling itself a "transportation service provider," as seen in its annual 10-K filing

The company makes the classification in the "cost of sales" portion of the report (emphasis added):

Cost of sales primarily consists of the purchase price of consumer products, digital media content costs where we record revenue gross, including Prime Video and Prime Music, packaging supplies, sortation and delivery centers and related equipment costs, and inbound and outbound shipping costs, including where we are the transportation service provider.

In last year's report, the

The new boss of the 'Angry Birds' games wants to attract older users to the series

"Angry Birds," the game that involves firing birds with a catapult, has now been downloaded an incredible four billion times, according to Rovio, the Finnish startup behind it.

It's the most downloaded freemium game in the world, and a game that people from all walks of life have spent hours and hours playing obsessively.

But Rovio has had a tough time over the last couple of years, cutting 213 employees in October and losing its CEO in December.

In 2014, Rovio's

Here's where the untreatable Zika virus has spread to so far

The Zika virus is quickly expanding its reach, particularly in the Americas. So far its spread has drawn concern from the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and US President Barack Obama.

The virus, transmitted

These are the 30 most creative people in advertising under 30

It can take many years for the young and talented to get recognized in the advertising industry.

That's why each year Business Insider puts out a call for the 30 most creative people in advertising who are under 30. The people in this year's rankings aren't all huge names just yet, but they are rising stars and could probably all come up with a wacky way to persuade you to buy a chocolate teapot, if they felt like it.

We constructed our list based on agency and peer nominations, our own research into their awards and campaigns, and their seniority and potential to flourish in the industry. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination and congratulations to our winners.

(One creative listed in these rankings turned 30 between the time of nomination and publication. On this occasion we allowed a grace period, as the list was published later than usual this year.)

30. Kevin Weir, art director at Droga5

Pink calculators for girls cost more than regular ones

I was out shopping with my nieces (aged 8 and 10) at the weekend and we went into our local branch of Wilko, the discount hardware store, because for some reason the girls are really into pens, paper, and stationery right now.

While they were checking out the ballpoints, I saw these scientific calculators:

The pink one is £3.75 and the "regular" one is just £3. What's more, the pink one appears to be less advanced with only 136 functions compared to the regular's 224. 

And still, there's a 25% premium for the pink one.

Rohan Silva is willing to pay someone €100,000 to lead his cool Lisbon startup hub

Second Home cofounder Rohan Silva is looking for someone to head up his new startup space in Lisbon and he's willing to pay them up to €100,000 (£70,205).

The former advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron wrote a Medium post this week advertising the position of Second Home country manager for Portugal.

The candidate must be passionate about the arts, design, culture, and politics, and be able to demonstrate an interest in emerging business models, the knowledge economy and the transformative effect of technology. The ability to speak fluent Portuguese is also "desired."

Second Home, renowned for being one of the coolest coworking spaces in London, announced it was

Investors send Amazon stock rocketing ahead of earnings (AMZN)

Amazon shares are up around 8% Thursday afternoon, with just a few hours left until the release of its fourth quarter earnings.

That's significantly higher than the rest of the market, and a big boost for Amazon's stock that saw roughly 10% of its value drop this month.

It's not exactly clear what's driving the surge, but it's probably a reflection of how excited investors are over Amazon's upcoming earnings, which some analysts predict will be a huge beat.

In fact, Tuna Amobi of S&P Capital IQ recently told CNBC that Amazon could report its strongest holiday season sales in history.