June 26, 1997: Wireless Applications Protocol (WAP)
1997 – Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia and Unwired Planet create a partnership to start and build on the Wireless Applications Protocol (WAP) as a non-profit organization. The industry group was formed to keep wireless devices on track, bring Internet connected devices to all who need it, create a wireless protocol that works on all network technologies, make scalable applications and content, and work with existing standards to expand as wireless needs grow.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 26
- Microsoft retires support for MS-DOS
- The First Barcode was scanned
- IBM Blue Gene/P
- Apple Mac G4 Computers were released