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Starlink — Complete Guide: History, Products, Founding, and more

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The History of Starlink: What to Know Starlink originated in Redmond, WA, as a satellite constellation by SpaceX. This constellation of satellites has provided service to 21 countries as of December 2021. Some of the launch sites have included Vandenberg Space Force Base in CA, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in FL, the John F. […]

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Oculus: Complete Guide — History, Products, Founding, and more

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The History of Oculus: What to Know In 2012, a new Kickstarter campaign took the internet by storm. Palmer Luckey introduced the concept and the first test series for the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch controllers. The fundraising campaign raised $2.4 million, tenfold of the $250,000 the campaign aimed to achieve. The funds allowed Oculus […]

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IBM: Complete Guide — History, Products, Founding, and More

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The History of IBM: What to Know IBM, which stands for International Business Machines, was initially known as CTR, short for Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, a company founded in Endicott, NY. 13 years later, the new company president rechristened the successful corporation International Business Machines, Inc., or IBM for short. Known at first for calculating devices and […]

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PayPal: Complete Guide. History, Products, Founding, and More

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The History of PayPal: What to Know In the late 90s, online sales had truly begun to overtake phone sales and magazine orders. This was driven by the open marketplace created by eBay. While there were other online retailers at the time, eBay was the king of online purchases in the late 90s. The idea […]

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Los Alamos National Laboratory: Complete Guide. History, Products, Founding, and More

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The History of Los Alamos National Laboratory: What to Know The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is the primary site where the secret “Project Y” took place, which is more commonly known as “The Manhattan Project.” The site was the heart of the U.S. initiative to develop a nuclear weapon before any of the Axis […]

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Bell Labs: A Complete Guide — History, Products, Founding, and More

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The History of Bell Labs: What to Know Bell Laboratories is a legendary company in the technology research world. From its inception, Bell Labs has been responsible for world-changing technology, starting with the telephone invented by the founder of Bell Labs, Alexander Graham Bell. Over the last century, the lab produced innovations that solidified careers […]

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Tesla: A Complete History

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The History of Tesla: What to know Tesla has risen to success more rapidly than almost any other company in business history, moving from creation in 2003 to a massive business juggernaut that has made its longest CEO one of the richest men in the world. The company, which started as Tesla Motors, sought to […]

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The History of Atari: A Complete Guide

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The history of video games is longer than most people think. Atari, Inc. was a pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers in its early years. Atari is largely responsible for the existence of arcade gaming cabinets and the proliferation of love for video gaming by the average person. The History […]

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The History of Philco: A Complete Guide

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Philco was once the trusted name in home appliances from top-of-the-line televisions to Cold Guard refrigerators. The company was behind the creation of technology that allowed them to invent the car radio and wall-powered sockets for home radios. Their transistors were the first suited for early high-speed computers. The Philco brand name contributed advancements to […]

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The History of Fairchild Semiconductor: A Complete Guide

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The History of Fairchild Semiconductor: What to know Fairchild Semiconductor was a major producer of American electronics and computer circuitry, helping to fuel the American personal computer explosion of the late 20th century. Their work was revolutionary in terms of both what they created and the manufacturing methods that they pioneered, and the company is […]

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Digital Group: Complete Guide — History, Products, Founding, and more

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The History of Digital Group: What to know The Digital Group was a Denver, Colorado-based firm created in 1974 by Robert Suding, a Doctoral student in Systems Analysis of Florida State University, a Latin instructor at a Michigan junior high school, a computer engineer for IBM, and Dick Bemis to market Suding-designed microcomputers. Their microcomputers have been among […]

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Cray: Complete Guide — History, Products, Founding, and More

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The History of Cray: What to Know From the world’s fastest computer in the 1970s to modern exascale computing, Cray has been a leading supercomputer company since the start of the field. Cray is now a subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise but its history started with Seymour Cray founding Cray Research. The initial years of […]

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YouTube – Complete Guide: History, Products, Founding, and More

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The History of YouTube: What to Know YouTube (an American online video sharing platform owned by Google) was launched on February 14, 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. The founders of Youtube wanted to create an easy way on how people could upload and share videos worldwide. Before YouTube was introduced, there […]

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eBay: Complete Guide – History, Founding, Products, and More

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The History of eBay: What to Know On September 4th, 1995, the 28-year-old software developer, entrepreneur, and founder Pierre Omidyar launched the famous eBay auction site as an experiment in how a level playing field would affect the efficiency of a marketplace. The site was originally called AuctionWeb and was renamed eBay in 1997. Initially, […]

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Wikipedia: Complete Guide — History, Products, Founding, And More

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The History of Wikipedia: What to Know Wikipedia is a free digital encyclopedia that allows everyone and anyone to freely share knowledge. Wikipedia was coined from the Hawaiian word, “Wiki,” meaning “Quick,” and Encyclopedia. Therefore, it is safe to regard Wikipedia as the “Quick Encyclopedia.” Initially, Wikipedia ran on UseModWiki, written in Perl. The server has […]

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Twitter: Complete Guide — History, Products, Founding, and More

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The History of Twitter: What to Know What started as a simple side project for a podcasting platform became a social network superstar. Twitter had humble beginnings as a status update feature of Odeo, but quickly became a standalone service that offers social networking, online news, and microblog services. The origin of Twitter starts with […]

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Google: Complete Guide – History, Products, Founding, and More

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The Founding of Google: How It Happened In 1995, searching for a dissertation theme, Larry Page considered exploring the mathematical properties of the World Wide Web, understanding its link structure as a huge graph. His supervisor, Terry Winograd encouraged him to pick this idea, which Page later recalled as the best advice he ever got. […]

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The History of Yahoo

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History of Computers and Computing, Internet, Internet conquers the world, Yahoo The Internet of Things of Kevin Ashton In 1997, the newly appointed P&G cosmetics brand manager with a bachelor’s degree in Scandinavian studies Kevin Ashton (born 1968) noticed that every time he checked the shelves of various British retailers for Oil of Olay Hazelnut […]

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Facebook: Complete Guide — History, Products, Founding, and More

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The History of Facebook: What to Know Launched initially as FaceMash in October 2003, Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Andrew McCollum. This social networking platform supports messaging, media upload, voice, and video calls, etc. FaceMash was changed to TheFacebook in 2004. When first launched, only Harvard University […]

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Amazon: Complete Guide — History, Products, Founding, and More

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The History of Amazon: What to know Amazon is an enormous, internet-based company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The technology giant is among the Big Five companies in the United States, alongside Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Meta (Facebook). Even though Amazon initially started as an online marketplace for books, the company has grown to be the […]

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BitTorrent: Complete Guide — History, Products, Founding, and More

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The History of BitTorrent: What To Know BitTorrent was a protocol created by Bram Cohen in 2001 to share large computer files over the internet. Cohen was frustrated by the long wait times to download large files on the existing peer-to-peer services which led to the invention of BitTorrent. Files shared with this protocol were […]

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