Nothing has shaped the history of computers quite as much as companies. Incredible mathematicians may have developed theories and concepts that pushed forward what was possible, it was companies time and again that applied those insights to products and life-changing inventions. 

One of the most prolific companies in computing was Xerox, credited with a dizzying number of inventions that included the fax machine, copier, ethernet, and the laser printer. Others like Apple, Google, and IBM have developed some of the most important software and products of the modern era. 

See below for History-computers full list of incredible tech companies.

The History of Atlas Computer

History of Computers and Computing, Birth of the modern computer, Electronic computer, Atlas computerAtlas computerThe remarkable Atlas computer, developed in the period 1956–1962 by a team led by Professor Tom Kilburn (one of the creators of another remarkable computer, SSEM) at the University of Manchester, reckoned to be the world's most powerful computer in early...

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Cray Supercomputer – Complete History of the Cray Supercomputer

Cray SupercomputerSeymour Cray (1925–1996) is a USA engineer and supercomputer architect who designed a series of computers, that were the fastest in the world for decades. Sometimes recognized as the father of supercomputing, Cray has been credited with creating the supercomputer industry.Seymour Roger Cray was born in 1925 in Chippewa Falls, a small town in...

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Digital Group Systems – History of The digital Group

Digital Group Systems - History of The digital GroupDigital Group SystemsThe Digital Group was a Denver, Colorado based company founded in 1974 by Robert Suding, Ph.D. in Systems Analysis from Florida State University, a Latin teacher at a junior high school in Michigan and a computer engineer for IBM (see the upper photo) and Dick...

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The History of Amazon

Amazon of Jeff BezosJeffrey Preston Bezos, the founder of the famous Amazon.com, was born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when his mother, Jackie, was still in her teens. Her marriage to his father lasted little more than a year. She remarried when Bezos was five and Jeffrey took the name of his...

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The History of BitTorrent

BitTorrent of Bram CohenIn 2001 an American computer programmer, named Bram Cohen, began his work on a protocol and a program, which will change the entertainment industry and the interchange of information in Web. The peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol was named BitTorrent, as well as the first file sharing program to use the protocol, also known...

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The History of Google

Google of Larry Page and Sergey BrinIn January, 1996, exactly two years from the moment, when two Ph.D. candidates at Stanford University (Jerry Yang and David Filo) started their work on the project, which will became the now ubiquitous web portal Yahoo, two other graduates at Stanford—Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Stanford computer science graduate...

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The History of Yahoo

History of Computers and Computing, Internet, Internet conquers the world, YahooThe Internet of Things of Kevin AshtonIn 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 lipstick, they...

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The History of Facebook

Facebook of Mark ZuckerbergIn the late evening of October 28, 2003, a sophomore in Harvard named Mark Zuckerberg, disappointed from a girl who had dumped him, was sitting in his room in the dormitory, and was trying to think of something to do to get her off his mind. A dormitory facebook was open on...

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Wikipedia – History of Wikipedia by Jimmy Wales & Larry Sanger

History of WikipediaThe old dream for a world encyclopedia of Paul Otlet and Herbert Wells from 1930s became possible in 1990s, after the rapid progress of Internet and World Wide Web.First known proposal for online Internet encyclopedia was made by the Internet enthusiast Rick Gates in October, 1993. Gates proposed in a message titled The...

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The History of Twitter

Twitter of Jack DorseyJack Dorsey was born on November 19, 1976, in St. Louis, Missouri. He started his occasions with computers early, and at age 14, he created an open-source program for dispatch routing, still in use till recently. Jack went to high school at Bishop DuBourg High School, and attended Missouri University of Science...

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The History of YouTube

YouTube of Chad Hurley and Steve ChenIn February, 2005, a dinner party of fellow PayPal (the famous e-commerce Internet site for money transfers and payments) employees happened in San Francisco, California, in the apartment of some Steve Chen. Chen was born in August 1978 in Taiwan, his family came to the United States when he...

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The History of eBay

eBay of Pierre OmidyarOn September 4, 1995, the 28-year-old software developer and entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar launched the famous eBay auction site as an experiment in how a level playing field would affect the efficiency of a marketplace.Pierre Morad Omidyar was born on June 21, 1967 in Paris, France, to Iranian immigrant parents, both of whom...

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