May 13, 2013: Amazon Coin, 1987: Turbo C Released
2013 – Jeff Bezos announced Amazon has started their own internal currency called “Amazon Coin”. The virtual currency will be available for Kindle Fire tablet users and as a gift Amazon gave all Fire owners 500 coin – or $5 in credit. Coin could be redeemed in the Amazon app store.
1987 – Version 1.0 of the Turbo C programming language is released. It offers the first integrated edit-compile-run development environment for the C programming language for IBM-compatible personal computers. Turbo C was developed by Bob Jervis as “Wizard C”. It runs on just 384KB of memory and is capable of inline assembly with full access to C symbolic names and structures.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for May 12
- Digital Equipment, Intel, and Xerox jointly announce the Ethernet network specification.
- HP Acquires EDS
- Iranian police close down more than four hundred Internet Cafes