The toFOUR GmbH is still a young business which was able to establish with its projects and services at the highly competitive market after a short time. We summarized for you our business history, the most important milestones and other woth mentioning events at this page.

Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo
Office Magdeburg Office Schmalkalden
  • 2 June 2014

    With the registration of our company name "toFOUR" as a trademark at the German Patent and Trademark Office, we have reached another milestone in the creation of sustainable corporate identity.

  • 16 January 2014

    Despite a new focus on other target groups picload.org looks with over one million uploaded and nearly 8.5 billion viewed images back on a successful year 2013. Most images were viewed on 29 September. The servers have serve 36,823,173 images on this Sunday.

  • 1 August 2013

    The toFOUR GmbH made a surplus for the third consecutive year.

  • 15 January 2013

    picload.org grow further in 2012. 952,041 images was uploaded and more than 10 billion was viewed. The most images this year were called on 15 July with 42,077,558.

  • 30 July 2012

    The toFOUR GmbH recorded a successful conclusion in 2011. The generated profit reduce the previous capital loss again.

  • 27 January 2012

    The Federal Network Agency has certified us as a telecommunication provider.

  • 2 January 2012

    449,495 uploaded and 8.6 billion delivered pictures is picload.org grown compared to last year more than 100 percent. On January 2 at the annual record were viewed 43,125,217 images.

  • 8 December 2011

    The picload logo was registered at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office as figurative mark.

  • 1 September 2011

    A completely new designed company website goes online on the occasion of the 4rd anniversary of toFOUR GmbH. A contemporary layout and a revised structure should support the external transparency and improve the communication with business partners and clients.

  • 4 July 2011

    picload.org continuously growths despite the summer months and achieves 25 million images impressions as a daily average. The traffic consumption of more than 900 GB per day which is connected with this fact is the reason for the purchase of another delivery server.

  • 15 March 2011

    The toFOUR GmbH finishes the financial year 2010 with a positive balance. The business could achieve an annual surplus despite the difficult macroeconomic situation. That's why the loss carried forward of the last two years could be minimized.

  • 3 January 2011

    picload.org could achieve a growth of more than 250 percent with 179,620 new images (previous year: 66,995). More than 3.5 billions image impressions were counted in 2010. The maximum was reached with 44,434,984 impressions on 29 December (previous year: 1,993,312, 27 December).

  • 5 November 2010

    More than 12,000,000 daily image impressions and new CPU-intensive functions require the expansion of the server farm for the project »picload.org«.

  • April 2010

    The service »picload.org« is growing continuously and firstly achieves 10,000,000 daily image impressions.

  • 16 September 2009

    Official start of the "Web 3.0"-project »lil.io« (link shortener with remuneration model) after less than three months of conception and development.

  • 7 July 2009

    »picload.org« is updated at night to the new software version after almost one year of development. A completely new programmed software offers numerous visitors a lot of new functions.

  • October 2008

    The toFOUR GmbH relocates from Magdeburg to Schmalkalden (Thuringia). The new location directly in the center of Germany makes it possible to be better attainable for business partners and clients. The new office offers more space and flexible expandabilities.

  • August 2008

    Acquisition of the project »picload.org« (image hosting) through toFOUR GmbH and the start of the conception and development of a new software for the service.

  • 26 June 2008

    The GEMA (German Society for Musical Performing Rights and Mechanical Reproduction Rights) obtains an injunction against toFOUR GmbH. The project »xirror.com« was stopped for legal reasons to prevent further risks.

  • 8 April 2008

    Start-up of operations and acquisition of al projects of the transitional established ToFour Erdwiens and Görnhardt GbR through the toFOUR GmbH which was newly entered in the Commercial Register.

  • February 2008

    Relocation of the complete technical infrastructure of all projects to the new computer centre of KeyWeb AG in Erfurt. Commissioning of an own dedicated line with guaranteed 100 Mbit range for »xirror.com«.

  • 14 January 2008

    Establishment of "toFOUR GmbH" by the managing partners Tim Erdwiens and Markus Görnhardt in Magdeburg (Saxony-Anhalt).

  • November 2007

    Merger of the core competences of both business partners Tim Erdwiens and Markus Görnhardt to "ToFour Erdwiens und Görnhardt GbR".

  • October 2007

    The constantly rising prominence ensures that »xirror.com« meanwhile belongs to the 5,000 most frequently requested websites world wide (source: Alexa, November 2008). Further guaranteed range and additional servers are demanded because of the growth which is associated with this.

  • May 2007

    The first German File-Spreading-Engine »xirror.com« is started by Tim Erdwiens and Markus Görnhardt. The service is operated on powerful High-End servers next to the rental of 80Mbit per second guaranteed range.

  • 10 December 2006

    Tim Erdwiens (conception and development) and Markus Görnhardt (administration and legal affairs) firstly cooperated through the project »adref.in« (dereferrer service with earning potential).

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