June 11, 1980: Steve Ballmer Joins Microsoft
1980 – Otherwise known as “The 24th Man” (to join Microsoft, that is), Steve Ballmer came on as Microsoft’s first Business Manager. He made only $50k and stock options. Of course 30 years later, Steve succeeded Bill Gates as CEO of the Redmond based software company.
Speak and Spell debuts
- Compaq purchases DEC for $9 million
- The first cameraphone photo – Philippe Kahn taking a picture of his newborn daughter
- Apple releases Safari for Windows
- 1st generation iPhone gets put on the Obsolete list