Bay Area Firsts
- Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim launch YouTube in San Mateo. The first video on the site “Me at the zoo” is uploaded in April.
- Sunnyvale product Yahoo acquires Flickr.
Bay Area Sports
- San Jose State honors their former students Tommie Smith and John Carlos by installing a statue of their iconic Olympic protest on campus.
- Minutes after the Cardinal’s final home game, construction begins at Stanford Stadium to renovate the 84 year old facility. The $100 million project only took 42 weeks to complete.