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The Byte Shop Opens

The Byte Shop Opens

December 8, 1975 Paul Terrell opens the Byte Shop, one of the first retail computer stores in the world. Besides that important distinction, Paul Terrell and the Byte Shop are…

RIAA Sues Napster

RIAA Sues Napster

December 7, 1999 The Recording Industry Association of America sues the peer-to-peer file sharing service Napster alleging copyright infringement for allowing users to download copyrighted music for free. The RIAA…

Apple Sues over QuickTime

Apple Sues over QuickTime

December 6, 1994 Apple sues the San Francisco Canyon Company alleging they helped Intel and Microsoft steal code developed under contract for QuickTime for Windows. Apple first released QuickTime for…

Initial ARPANet Completed

Initial ARPANet Completed

December 5, 1969 The University of Utah becomes the fourth node on the ARPANet*. This completed the planned original nodes on the experimental network that would eventually evolve into what we…

Segway Unveiled

Segway Unveiled

December 3, 2001 Inventor Dean Kamen unveils the Segway self-balancing, battery-powered vehicle on the TV show Good Morning America. The Segway uses computers and motors in its base to keep…

Apple Releases QuickTime

Apple Releases QuickTime

December 2, 1991 Apple releases version 1.0 of QuickTime, a multimedia extension for playing color video, transforming the capabilities of personal computers. Before QuickTime, only specialized computers could play color…

Business.com is Big Business

Business.com is Big Business

November 1, 1999 The domain name business.com sells for $ 7.5 million. At the time, it was the most expensive domain name sold in history and still ranks in the…

Barnes and Noble Releases Nook

Barnes and Noble Releases Nook

November 30, 2009 Book retailer Barnes and Noble releases their first Nook e-reader to compete with the highly successful Amazon Kindle, released two years earlier. Barnes and Noble Releases Nook…

Atari Introduces Pong

Atari Introduces Pong

November 29, 1972 Atari introduces their first product, Pong, which would become the world’s first commercially successful video game. The popularity of Pong sparked the beginning of the video game…

Polaroid Instant Camera Goes on Sale

Polaroid Instant Camera Goes on Sale

November 28, 1948 Just in time for the Christmas shopping season, 57 units of the first commercial instant camera, the Polaroid Land Camera Model 95, go on sale at the Jordan Marsh department store…

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