Oculus

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

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Key Points: It only took two years of Oculus’s operation (post kickstarter campaign) before Facebook quickly bought it up. The factor that really catapulted Oculus’s market dominance was the affordability. The Internet and science fiction are full of stories and theories about fearful future of an all-virtual work, life, and society. The History of Oculus: […]

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

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Key Points IBM, which stands for International Business Machines, was founded in 1911 to manufacture specific hardware for businesses. FORTRAN was initially developed in the early 1950s as a new way to program the early IBM mainframe computers. It revolutionized the method by which computer scientists and programmers worked. IBM is also famous for successfully […]

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PayPal

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

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Key Points PayPal is an electronic financial technology (digital wallet) created by Peter Thiel and Max Levchin. PayPal also owns Xoom and Venmo. PayPal continues to expand into cryptocurrency. The History of PayPal: What to Know In the late 90s, online sales had overtaken phone sales and magazine orders. The open marketplace created by eBay […]

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Los Alamos National Laboratory

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

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Key Points The Manhattan Project was the site where the U.S. initiative to develop a nuclear weapon happened. To keep the location of the lab a secret the town’s mail was delivered to a single P.O. Box in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The research and engineering carried out in Los Alamos succeeded in constructing several […]

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modem

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

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Key Points: A lot of the technology that we use and love today comes from the Bell Laboratories. Through many years of mergers and iterations of the company, it still exists today under the Nokia umbrella. The company, as At&T, was brought under charges for a monopoly and forced to be broken up. The History […]

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Tesla: A Complete History

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Key Points Tesla Motors’s goal was to revolutionize the automobile market by creating the electric car. Tesla has risen to success more rapidly than almost any other company in business history. Tesla wanted to make electric cars that were more comfortable, got better miles, and of a higher quality than the currently available cars. The […]

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The History of Atari: A Complete Guide

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Key Points Atari was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. Atari didn’t have the patent for Pong until the game had been released. Atari is largely responsible for the existence of arcade gaming. The history of video games is longer than most people think. Atari, Inc. was a pioneer in arcade games, […]

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Philco car radio

The History of Philco: A Complete Guide

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Key Points Philco was originally a home appliance company. The Philco brand name contributed advancements to modern appliances and technology. Philco produced and focused on carbon arc light lamps. 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 […]

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The History of Fairchild Semiconductor: A Complete Guide

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Key Points Fairchild Semiconductor was a producer of American electronics and computer circuitry. William Shockley was the founder of Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory. Company engaged in research for cameras and satellites and worked closely with the United States military and Department of Defense. The History of Fairchild Semiconductor: What to know Fairchild Semiconductor was a major […]

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The Digital Group "System 4" (circa 1977)

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

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Key Points The Digital Group was a Denver, Colorado-based firm. The Digital Group of Denver was among the first makers of microcomputer equipment. The Digital Group thought that the industry would continue to create new microprocessors. The History of Digital Group: What to know The Digital Group was a Denver, Colorado-based firm created in 1974 by […]

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Seymour Cray with the Cray-1 computer

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

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Key Points: Since the 1970’s, Cray has been a leading supercomputer company, and is now a subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Today, Cray research focuses on revolutionary designs and innovations in supercomputing by working with big data in global scientific and industrial organizations. Cray’s first commercial customer was Ford Motor Company, which purchased a Cray […]

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

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Key Points In spite of its popularity as the second most visited site after Google, YouTube struggled to obtain viewers right after its launch in 2005. By the following year, its fortunes were on the rise as 65,000 new videos were being uploaded daily, and it was attracting 100 million views. In 2006, Google snapped […]

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Pierre Omidyar

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

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Key Points eBay was launched in 1995. It was originally named AuctionWeb. eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar as an experiment. eBay is most famous for streamlining and globalizing traditional person-to-person trading. 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 […]

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

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Key Points Former Google employees, Evan Williams and Noah Glass decided to create Odeo, a microblog and social media site. They were joined in the endeavor by Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey. In spite of being overtaken by iTunes, the team continued to focus on Twitter a side project of Odeo which became a huge […]

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Larry Sanger

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

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Key Points Wikipedia was launched in January 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. It was inspired by Nupedia, itself launched in 2000, and was based on the concept of Ward Cunningham’s wiki created in 1994. It currently has 14.4 million articles with English being the language with the highest number at 3.2 million. Additional extensions of […]

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Google

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

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Key Points On September 4th, 1998, Google Inc., was incorporated in a garage in Menlo Park, California, having originally been begun as a dissertation named BackRub. The organization’s search engine which is recognizable by its clutter-free page with a single logo and search field accounted for 92% of all web searches in 2021. The corporation […]

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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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Key Points Within the first month of its existence being announced, Mark Zuckerberg’s second incarnation of a student website, thefacebook.com had attracted over half the student population at Harvard. Initially, only students of the Ivy League institution were eligible for using the site. However, students in the US and Canada were soon permitted to join […]

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

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Key Points An alumnus of Princeton, Bezos worked at Wall Street, Fitel Company, and D.E Shaw & Co. before leaving to take part in the internet gold rush. Launched in 1994, the new company began diversifying its inventory pretty early. It also survived the dot.com bubble bust of 2001 and by the fourth quarter was […]

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

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Key Points BitTorrent was designed by Bram Cohen in the aim of permitting users to download files from several sources, speeding up the process, as a result. A download request prompts the tracker to detect all the computers which either have all or part of the file, known as the swarm. The parts of the […]

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