The Star Online Timeline

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  • Thursday, 08 Dec 2005

1994 – Idea mooted for an online edition of The Star newspaper. 

1995 – Launch of The Star Online. Ad-hoc staff formed to maintain website. 

1999 – I. Star established to develop and manage The Star Online. 

  • Launch of Star Channel, a premier financial information service. 

  • Free web-community services made available to users. 

    2000 – The Star Online Mobile Edition is launched, catering to Palm/Win CE users 

    The Star Online goes through a major revamp and is launched with a new look and added features. 

  • Launch of Star-Motoring channel. 

  • Star-Space, a property and real estate channel is launched. 

  • MyStar membership service introduced. 

  • The Star Online is honoured with the “Most Popular Local Website” award at the Malaysia Internet Awards, @my 2000.  

    2001 Purple Sofa, catering exclusively for teenagers and young adults, goes online.  

  • StarJobs, a job recruitment portal, made available to registered users. 

  • Entertainment portal eCentral, incorporating restaurant database Dining Out, makes it debut on the Net.  

  • Launch of The Star Online’s IT portal TechCentral. 

  • Weekly e-mail alerts exclusively for MyStar members introduced. 

  • The Star Online is voted the “Most Popular Local Website” at the Malaysia Internet Awards @my 2001, for the second year running. 

    2002 Classifieds Online Booking, a one-stop centre for classified ads, goes online. 

    2003 Mobile Reloads, a service that allows users to top up their mobile phone credit online, is made available. 

  •, a one-stop culinary website, is launched. 

  •, an information portal set up with the aim to be an online guide and gateway to Malaysia, is launched on Aug 31. 

    2004 The beta version of The Star e-paper, an exact visual duplicate of the newspaper, is introduced. 

  • Launch of the e-browse version of our e-paper service, accessible for a minimal fee. 

  • StarComm mobile services (news alerts, KLSE share prices, Gaming results etc) is launched. 

  • Football Everyday, a football portal, albeit with an English Premier League slant, goes online.  

    2005 RSS (Really Simple Syndication), a popular technology employed by websites and weblogs to push content directly to users, is incorporated in The Star Online. 

  • 10th Anniversary of The Star Online 

  • New version of StarJobs is launched.  

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