Day in Tech History

Day in Tech History

Jeffrey Powers

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July 18, 1968: Intel Incorporates

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Hungarian immigrant Andy Grove, along with Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce founded Intel in 1968, as Integrated Electronics Corporation. Intel was actually the trademark of a hotel " They ended up buying out the name. The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger’s last movie, hits theaters Video of Titanic’s...

July 17, 1955: First Town Run on Nuclear Power

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During a one-hour test in 1955, Arco, Idaho became the first town to be fully electrically run on nuclear power. The small community was powered by the National Reactor Testing Station” (NRTS). NTRS later became the Idaho National Laboratory. Apple redesigns the iMac, 20 GB iPod Accenture purchas...

July 16, 1995: Amazon Goes Online, Happy Birthday Orville Redenbacker

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Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought. That was the first book Amazon sold on July 16th, 1995. The company ran from their garage in Bellevue, Washington. 3 SPARC machines was all they had and a cool little mechanism that rung a bell every time...

July 15, 2006: Twitter Launches,1928: Enigma Machine Introduced

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2006 " Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass and Evan Williams launch this 140 character “What are you doing” social network. The group first started production in March of 2006, but it launched on the 15th. Currently, over 200 million users are on Twitter. Microsoft releases C# iTunes 8.2.1 b...

July 14, 2011: Spotify Comes to the US

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2011 " The US waited for this Swedish music streaming service, and on this day, we got it. Founded in 2006, Spotify announced after exhaustive negotiation with four major US record labels, they were given the green light to launch. It came with much praise from the online community. Since then, Sp...

July 13, 2011: Netflix Splits DVD – Streaming

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2011 " CEO Reed Hastings announced a bombshell that, in turn, brought on Netflix’s single worst year ever. He announced that they were splitting Netflix streaming from DVD rentals. With that, the price would be doubled " $8 for 2 DVD rental plan and $8 for streaming. If you were an existing custom...

July 12, 1960: Etch A Sketch Debuts

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It is the famous drawing tool that became a cult classic. A toy that is as collectable as the LEGO or Star Wars memorabilia. The Etch A Sketch was first brought out on shelves in 1960. Of course, since then it has taken its popularity to many levels. Some people create masterpieces, while others ju...

July 11, 2007: Oracle 11g

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2007 " Oracle releases what they called the $10 billion / year Database software in Oracle 11g. It was the first update since 2004. Oracle’s what as refered to as an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). It is produced and marketed by Oracle Corporation. 1969 " David Bowie re...

July 10, 1981: Black Wednesday to Apple

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No, this isn’t a case of the office and this is not how Michael Scott  (Steve Carell) leaves the show… In a case that was refered as “Black Wednesday”, CEO Michael Scott felt that there was a lot of redundancy. Therefore he decided to fire 40 employees, including half of the Apple II engine...

July 9, 1982: Tron Movie and Video Game Released

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It was a movie that became a cult classic. Tron " The story of Kevin Flynn who tries to figure out if ENCOM stole his game ideas. While hacking into the mainframe, the company sets a trap where Flynn gets sucked into the video game. The movie debuted in 1982 along with the video game by Bally. Tro...
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