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February 24, 1997: Pixar, Disney, 5 Year Movie Agreement

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Pixar February 24, 1997 – Disney and Pixar 5 movie agreement[/caption] 1997 – Walt Disney and Pixar enter into a 5 movie agreement in 10 months. They would share costs, profit and logo credits. The two would come into issues after Toy Story 2, which ultimately were resolved in 2006 when Disney purchased Pixar.

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February 25, 2002: Gigabyte, Female Hacker of Sharpei, C#

Subscribe! Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | More February 25, 1999 – hacker Gigabyte hacks C# language[/caption] 1999 – Microsoft’s newest programming language at the time – C# (pronounced “C-Sharp”) was hacked on this day. The perpetrator was a seventeen year old female hacker from Belgium, calling herself “Gigabyte”. 2002 – Gigabyte posts the […]

WorldWideWeb

February 26, 1991: Introduction of first Web Broswer – WorldWideWeb

Subscribe! Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | More February 26, 1991: Sir Tim Berners Lee Shows the WorldWideWeb via Browser[/caption] 1991 – Sir Tim Berners-Lee showed everyone the first web browser and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editor. The Browsers’ name was called “WorldWideWeb”, but was later changed to “Nexus”. […]

Apple Newton

February 27, 1998: Apple Discontinued Newton

Subscribe! Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | More February 27, 1998: Apple Newton is discontinued[/caption] 1998 – After Steve Jobs takes the role of Acting CEO (After the firing of Gil Amelio) he decides to trim some of the product fat. In result, the Apple Newton – it’s attempt at a PDA – was […]

FCC

February 28, 1966: Right to Privacy

Subscribe! Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | More February 28, 1966: FCC creates Right to Privacy[/caption] During non-leap years, this Day in Tech History episode will be for the 28th and 29th. 1966 (Feb 28) – With all these ways to listen in on a conversation, the FCC has to make a ruling to […]

February 29: Atari Moved

Subscribe! Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | More Happy Leap Day! We get to do this special episode once every four years, so here is your Leap Day in Tech History! 1996 – Atari moves it’s  offices from 1196 Borregas Avenue in Sunnyvale, CA to 455 South Mathilda Avenue in Sunnyvale,CA. The new location gives […]

Steve Jackson Games

March 1, 1990: The Raid of Steve Jackson Games

Subscribe! Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | More 1990 – The secret service and Austin TX police raided Steve Jackson Games, along with the home of Loyd Blankenship, writer of GURPS Cyberpunk. Four computers, two laser printers and all of the companies’ hardware was seized. This was a part of a nationwide data piracy investigation. […]

Delphi Software

March 2, 1995: Delphi Released

Subscribe! Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | More 1995 – Programming language Delphi was released by Borland. Delphi is an object oriented derivative of the Pascal programming language meant for Windos and Mac OS in 32-bit and 64-bit. It was the successor to Borland Pascal. Delphi is still in release – XE7. It has ported […]