History of Technology for April 7th
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the first radar signal was bounced off the sun from Stanford, California.
IBM announces the System/360.
Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia, is born
The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1
Altair BASIC - Up and Running," declares the headline of the first edition of MITS Computer Notes.
Oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years, discovered in Egypt
Sinclair Sells Computing Business to rival Amstrad for 5 Million Pounds
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft. Myers Florida
IBM acquires The back-office services company ‘Daksh’ – a company based out of India – for $150-200 million. This is the first India company for IBM.
Computer Associates International Inc. yesterday agreed to plunk down $330 million to buy Concord Communications Inc., a contender in the market for network-service management software.
Charles Stergios was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Maine to more than six years in prison for perpetrating an extensive Internet fraud scheme, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Maine. He was ordered to pay nearly $118,000 in restitution to his victims, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank.
AOL turned on the switch to their VoIP service. Plans started at $13.99/Mo
Sun Lays off 7% of it’s Scalable Systems Group workforce. The division builds servers with up to 72 UltraSparc processors
AMD announces it will cut up to 10% of it’s workforce
Yahoo announces it will nix it’s June 10th shareholders meeting because of the Microsoft Yahoo issues.
GM and Segway work a partnership to create a 2 wheel vehicle for city commute
AOL launches a new Web mail beta infused with Microsoft Silverlight.
Kindle owners stage a protest for the up to $10 e-book prices.
The Pentagon announces their cyberattack cleanup initiative cost taxpayers $100 million.