1975 – Bill Gates and Paul Allen write a letter to the Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry System (MITS) stating they have BASIC language for the Intel 8080 processor and would like to incorporate on the Altair computer in exchange for royalty payments. MITS agrees and Micro-soft was born. Later it would become Microsoft.
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1979 – Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston incorporate Software Arts to publish their program called “VisiCalc” – an early spreadsheet program. It was geared for the Apple II computer line. This was the first real business application – sometimes called the “Killer App”.The company was later renamed to VisiCorp
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