Remember GNN?

Tim O'Reilly: "We also created the first Web portal, a site called GNN (Global Network Navigator). GNN was the first advertising-supported Web site (started in early 1993), and was a prototype for sites such as Yahoo!, HotWired, and many other early Web sites. While GNN vanished into oblivion after we sold it to AOL in 1995, its influence on the early Web was immeasureable."