February 29

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Day in Tech History: February 29

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1996

Atari moves its offices from 1196 Borregas Avenue in Sunnyvale to 455 South Mathilda Avenue in Sunnyvale, about 2.5 miles away. The new location is about 7,208 square feet and was once a Bank of America building. The building’s ten offices are occupied by Jack Tramiel, Sam Tramiel, Leonard Tramiel, Garry Tramiel, Dave Schwartz, John Skruch, Donald A. Thomas, Jr., Scott Sanders, Max Fagan, and Gayle McKim. The remaining floor space is dedicated to nine cubicles for five people, two storage areas, a kitchen, a conference room, and a reception area. The building’s vault door is left intact.

2000

Microsoft announces that it will acquire Peach Networks, a provider of enhanced digital television services. Read the original Microsoft press release.

Version 1.0.0 of the R programming language is released. It is the first version of the language considered stable enough to be used in production. Visit the official R project website.

2008

DIVX Video Host site Stage 6 Closes due to cost and piracy issues.

2012

The Raspberry Pi single board computer was released after 3 years of research and development. The board - no bigger than a credit card - housed an ARM processor at 700 MHz. Introductory prices $25 and $35.

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