1997 – If anyone remembers the Windows 95 days, you may have had Pointcast playing as the screensaver. It was a push notification site that would send you content. Pretty innovative for it’s time, yet, time ended up getting the best of it. Creator and CEO Chris Hassett stepped down and Pointcast was re-organized.Ultimately, AOL purchased the company and incorporated it into their systems.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 1
- IBM PS/2 Model 70
- The CIH Computer Virus surfaces
- Safari Carpet Bomb attack