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Internet cafe

A retail establishment that rents computers by the hour. Also called a "cybercafe," the first Internet cafes started in Europe in the mid-1990s and offered coffee and dessert like a regular coffee shop. Venues may also sell a variety of accessories and gadgets. In South Korea, one of the most high-tech countries in the world, there are thousands of cybercafes.


The First Internet Cafe
In 1995, CYBERCAFE opened on West 49th Street in New York and also offered printing, scanning and faxing services as well as hats, T-shirts and jackets. (Images courtesy of CyberCafe, Inc.)


The First Internet Cafe
In 1995, CYBERCAFE opened on West 49th Street in New York and also offered printing, scanning and faxing services as well as hats, T-shirts and jackets. (Images courtesy of CyberCafe, Inc.)
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