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Relay I Launched

Relay I Launched

December 13, 1962 NASA launches the active repeater communication satellite Relay I from Cape Canaveral. One of the earliest communication satellites to be launched, Relay I’s mission was primarily experimental,…

Apple’s IPO Makes Forrest Gump Rich

Apple’s IPO Makes Forrest Gump Rich

December 12, 1980 Apple Computer holds their initial public offering, selling 4.6 million shares at $ 22 per share and turning more than 40 Apple employees and investors into instant…

Google Releases Chrome

Google Releases Chrome

December 11, 2008 Google releases the first stable public version of their web browser, Chrome. Chrome is now considered the third-most popular web browser in the world. The post Google…

iD Software Releases DOOM

iD Software Releases DOOM

December 10, 1993 Video Game developer iD software releases the game DOOM. DOOM is considered one of the most influential titles in video game history, popularizing the first-person shooter genre…

Windows 2.0 Released

Windows 2.0 Released

December 9, 1987 Microsoft releases version 2.0 of Windows. The most notable feature of Windows 2.0 was that application windows could overlap each other, unlike in Windows 1.0. The terminology…

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…

Goner Worm Hits Internet

Goner Worm Hits Internet

December 4, 2001 Disguised as a screen saver and spread through an infected user’s Microsoft Outlook e-mail software, the Goner worm spreads through the Internet at a pace second only…

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