June 27, 1995: Mosaic, Spyglass get IPO
1995– A company founded by students in Illinois, Spyglass becomes a publicly traded company. Of course, their web browser – Mosaic – was the heart of their software. Spyglass was used in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 1.0. The company was ultimately acquired by OpenTV, a privately held internet TV company.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 27
- Gillette makes the Erasermate – the first erasable pen
- Atari is established
- Bill Gates steps down as CEO of Microsoft