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A pixel is the lowest unit in a display screen. In 2005, one enterprising student came up with the unique business idea of selling website ads per 10 pixels, like billboards do per square meter. Except for one thing: a typical LCD monitor typically displays over 1,024 pixels. This means that buying ad space roughly the size of an avatar will cost you big-time. And yet somehow, the idea took off. In less than a year, the million-dollar website, composed entirely of mish-mashed ads  resembling a
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Gary Dahl, an advertising executive from California, apparently thought he could. So he bought a bunch of stones from a builder’s supply store, packaged them in cardboard boxes with holes (so the rocks could “breathe”), and marketed them as serious “pets”.
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2. The Million Dollar Homepage A pixel is the lowest unit in a display screen. In 2005, one enterprising student came up with the unique business idea of selling website ads per 10 pixels, like billboards do per square meter. Except for one thing: a typical LCD monitor typically displays over 1,024 pixels. This means that buying ad space roughly the size of an avatar will cost you big-time. And yet somehow, the idea took off. In less than a year, the million-dollar website, composed entirely o
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Gary Dahl, an advertising executive from California, apparently thought he could. So he bought a bunch of stones from a builder’s supply store, packaged them in cardboard boxes with holes (so the rocks could “breathe”), and marketed them as serious “pets”.
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