Monthly Archive: August 2017

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August 23, 1999: Pyra Labs Launched Blogspot

Pyra Labs launched a program called “Blogspot” in 1999 that would let people run their own blogs. The program was bought by Google in 2003, and changed to Blogger in 2006.What is most interesting about this tidbit will be that I don’t mention it in the Podcast. It was brought to my attention after the weekend recordings were made. Nonetheless, it is what brought us to a Social Network world of today and needed to be talked about. Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for August 23 IBM New logo Yahoo buys Alibaba.com First professional auction of Atari Memorabilia. Steve...

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August 22, 565: A Monster in Loch Ness was Spotted!

OK, not really Tech, but kinda geeky:565 – St. Columba saves someone who was being attacked by a monster in Loch Ness. That will later become record as the first time Nesse was spotted. You can read about it in the book Life of St. Columba by Adamnan. From Adamnan’s Book: (He) raised his holy hand, while all the rest, brethren as well as strangers, were stupefied with terror, and, invoking the name of God, formed the saving sign of the cross in the air, and commanded the ferocious monster, saying, “Thou shalt go no further, nor touch the man;...

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August 21, 2001: Internet2 (aka RNP2) Connected

2001 – using a 45 MBs line, Brazil became part of the Internet2, an internet connected to multiple academics. The connection went from Rio de Janerio to Miami Fl.  Internet2 member rolls included over 200 higher education institutions, 40 members from industry, 30 research and education network and connector organizations and over 50 affiliate members. Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for August 21 Windows 95 is released. The official launch date will be on the 24th Club Neverdie is running well in Entropia Universe MP3.com reaches a settlement on their case with Sony Entertainment Group Podcast: Play in...

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August 20, 2008: Apple’s iPhone 3G Antenna Issue

2008 – When the 3G iPhone released, some people started complaining about the connection. Apple wasn’t saying anything. An independant company stated that the “Infineon” chip that helped control 3G was to blame for the issue. It was suspected that a software update would fix the problem.However the 2.0.2 software update didn’t really help with the connection problems. Add to it the fact that a woman was suing Apple over the 3G network being slower than advertised. Steve Jobs finally put out a letter stating that by 2.1 the issues will be resolved. Full Day in Tech History podcast show...

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August 19, 2003: Sobig.F Virus Discovered,2004: Google Stock Starts Trading

2004 – 19,605,052 Google shares (GOOG) went on sale at $85 a share. Google wanted $135, however, US regulators approved the float at $85. Google raised $1.67 billion  – giving them a 23 billion dollar market capitalization. [stock GOOG] 2003 – The Sobig.F virus was first discovered on this day. 24 hours later, it took down many a network by sending out emails with subjects like – “Re: Approved,” “Re: Details,” “Re: Re: My details,” “Re: Thank you!,” “Re: That movie,” “Re: Wicked screensaver,” “Re: Your application,” “Thank you!,” or “Your details.”The first version was found in January of 2003. The...

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August 18, 1992: Wang Files for Bankruptcy

Wang Computers had been growing, but their financial outlook didn’t seem good. In 1992, they filed for Bankruptcy protection. They eventually got out of bankruptcy, but not before they changed the scope of the business. They changed to Wang Global, then in 1999 were bought out by “Gentronics” 2011 – CEO Leo Apatheker made an announcement HP will be focusing on Enterprise, and putting the PC division on sale. This sale did not include the WebOS software. He instantly discontinued the HP TouchPad tablet and Pre series of smart phone. By the evening, most stores would discount the TouchPad to...

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August 17, 2006: Dell Adds AMD Processors

Dell announced in 2006 they will begin putting AMD processors into Dimension desktops and later in the year Dell AMD servers will be available. On that same day, they announced that after an internal investigation into its accounting practices Dell would restate and reduce earnings from 2003 through Q1 2007.  A total amount of between $50 million and $150 million was deducted – 2 cents to 7 cents per share. Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for August 17 The first CD is made FBI search a SD “Forensic Tech Solutions” that had gained access to some government computers. US rules...

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August 16,1999 : IDSA File Lawsuit to Stop Piracy

The Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) announced they joined in a six-company lawsuit brought by Acclaim Entertainment against  the Class, Paradigm and Razore 1911“>Razor 1911 hacking groups.  Other companies included Accolade/Infogrames Entertainment, Bethesda Softworks, Interplay Productions, Lucas Arts Entertainment Company, and The 3DO Company. Of course this was an attempt to curtail the software piracy issue. Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for August 16 IBM AI software Palm purchases Be Wikiscanner Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe! Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More

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