Today on Day in Tech History
1923– 90 years ago, Walt and Roy Disney start what is known as the Walt Disney Company. It started as the Disney Brothers Cartoon studio. Walt Disney created a short film entitled Alice’s Wonderland.
In 1986, the name was officially changed to the Walt Disney Company. Steve Jobs was a shareholder and board member. Walt Disney Studios is one of the largest in Hollywood with networks ESPN, ABC, A&E and more.
- FORTRAN is released
- Wal-Mart Sues Amazon
- iTunes for Windows
- President Bill Clinton signs the web copyright law
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1996– Famous hacker Kevin Mitnick is indicted on 25 charges for a 2 and a half year hacking spree. Police believed Mitnick had stolen Millions of dollars in software from different corporations. Mitnick faced up to 200 years in prison if found guilty. He was first arrested on February 15th, 1995. He was sentenced to […]
1914 – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is formed to regulate business in the US. President Wilson issued this to “Trust bust”. The FTC is controlled by a 5 member panel that serve in 7 year terms. They govern all fair trade practices. Companies like Microsoft and IBM have been under the microscope with the […]
2006 – The book iWoz: from Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-founded Apple and had Fun Doing it. (**WHEW!**) came out. It was a book that was written to dispel some of the rumors and misconceptions on many different items. iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon at Amazon.com Red Hat […]
1998– In 3 years since it’s inception, eBay grew to be a powerful auction site. Therefore, eBay decided to go public. They offered 9 million shares on NASDAQ starting at $18 a share. When all is said and done, they closed the day at $47.375. Compuserve services start USS Enterprise launched Qualcom infringed on Broadcom patents […]
1999 – Its considered the one of the earliest publishing tools, Blogger personal website publishing system by Pyra Labs was released. The software was co-founded by Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan. The Blogger code was re-written in 2002 and in 2003, Google purchased Pyra for an undisclosed sum. 2002 – Mozilla releases Phoenix 0.1, the first […]
1999 – an ebay user (litterally) puts 500 pounds of Marijuana on the auction block. The auction itself hits up to 10 million dollars. eBay finds out and pulls down the auction, but it does say something for the power of illegal drugs over the internet. Intel launches several Celeron D chips Microsoft opens the […]
1994 – Microsoft releases the second version of the Windows NT OS – Windows NT 3.5 in two flavors; NT Workstation and NT Server. This replaced NT 3.1 and was the first Windows NT version to have a Server and Workstation version. NT 3.5 integrated Winsock and TCP/IP support for dial-up and networking. NT 3.5 […]