Today in Tech History on Day in Tech History

June 12, 1997: 3COM, US Robotics Complete Merger

Play
3Com
3Com

1997 – Back in February, it was announced that US Robotics be acquired by 3Com Corporation in a $6.6 billion stock swap. This would add to 3Com’s computer networking company against Cisco as they would become the second largest networking company.

The merger did go through a series of corporate evaluations before the shareholders agreed to the merger.

Eventually, Hewlett-Packard acquired 3Com in 2010 and the companies products were merged into the HP name.

Subscribe to the Day in Tech History

Subscribe to Day In Tech History:

RSS Feed - iTunes - Android - Spotify - iHeartRadio

Facebook

RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial

- Join me on Patreon and support Day in Tech History

  • Swiss Army Knife is patented
  • Mr. Wizzard passes away
  • First 500,000 watt power radio station – W8XAR – begins tests

About Day in Tech History

Podcast and Blog – 7 Days a Week, 365 days a year. Come find out what happened today in tech history!

Part of the Geekazine Network

Be a DITH Podcast Host

Would you like to read one of the days for Day in Tech History? It’s a great way to promote your own show.

Contact DITH to find out how you can support the channel through here, or through the Geekazine Patreon


Days Before

June 12, 1997: 3COM, US Robotics Complete Merger

Subscribe! Spotify | RSS | More 1997 – Back in February, it was announced that US Robotics be acquired by 3Com Corporation in a $6.6 billion stock swap. This would add to 3Com’s computer networking company against Cisco as they would become the second largest networking company. The merger did go through a series of corporate […]

June 11, 1980: Steve Ballmer Joins Microsoft

Subscribe! Spotify | RSS | More 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 […]

June 10: Seiko Introduces Ruputer

Subscribe! Spotify | RSS | More 1998 – Seiko introduces the world’s first wearable PC watch called the Ruputer. It was marketed under the OnHand PC name. The Ruputer had a 3.6 MHz processor and 2 MB of non-volitile storage. The 102×64 monochrome LCD could display data or play games. a joystick with six function […]

June 9, 1986: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Opens

Subscribe! Spotify | RSS | More 1986 – The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center opens. It links 5 supercomputer centers together – Princeton, San Diego, Illinois, and Cornell University. PSC is a leading partner in the TeraGrid, the National Science Foundation’s cyberinfrastructure program.

June 8, 2001: NetZero and Juno Merge to United Online

Subscribe! Spotify | RSS | More 2001 – To compete with AOL, Internet Service Providers NetZero and Juno Online Services announce they will merge to become United Online. The company would eventually acquire other assets to keep afloat, including the purchase of the FTD group in 2008. Of course, NetZero had changed their business model to […]

June 7, 1975: Sony Betamax is Released

Subscribe! Spotify | RSS | More 1975 – Sony releases the first home videocassette recorder in the US. Japan first saw the Betamax on May 10, 1975, which was not uncommon. The magnetic tape media was the first to be on the market, as VHS didn’t come around until 1976. Many believed Betamax was the better of […]

June 6, 2005: Apple Switches to Intel

Subscribe! Spotify | RSS | More 2005 – Steve Jobs spoke in front of the masses at the WWDC announcing that Apple will switch their processors from PowerPC to Intel. He then showed off the Mac OS X running on aPentium 4 CPU. The reasoning was that PowerPC chips took too much power to run […]

June 5, 1983: Coleco Adam Computer

Subscribe! Spotify | RSS | More 1983 – Coleco announced at the Consumer Electronics Show the Coleco Adam. It was their first attempt at a computer hybrid system – gaming and desktop computing. The $725 price tag didn’t hurt, either. With a Zilog Z80 processor and 80 kB RAM with 16 kB video RAM, the Adam […]

June 4, 1896: Ford Test Drives First Car

Subscribe! Spotify | RSS | More 1896 – Henry Ford gets ready to test drive the first Quadricycle (a.k.a. Car). Only one problem – They didn’t make the garage door big enough. Out comes the Ax – A couple chops and a wider door was created. The car ran 2 speed, but could not go […]

June 3, 2009: Core i7 “Nehalem”

Subscribe! Spotify | RSS | More 2009 – Intel introduces the Nehalem Core i7 processor, code-named “Lynnfield”. The i7-950 and 975 models are 4-core processors with a speed of 3.06 GHz. The processor ran 64-bit instruction set and could take up to 24 GB of RAM at DDR3 800/1066. Price: $294.00