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Podcast Episode - Day in Technology History

Day in Tech History: September 16th

1985

Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs resigns as chairman of Apple Computer, and submits the company name Next, Incorporated to the California Secretary of State as the first step in founding another company.

1986

The New York Times and Covidea announce New York Pulse, a news service for computer users.

1995

Berkeley students crack into Tower Records/Video computers and charge US$20,000 in purchases.

1996

3DO, a leading video game console developer, announces that it plans to sell off its hardware business by the end of the year, shifting its focus to making entertainment software. Microsoft unveils the Windows CE operating system for handheld computers. “CE” stands for Consumer Electronics. Code-name: Pegasus

1997

Apple Computer announces that it has named Steve Jobs the interim CEO of the company.

The first version of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources (SEPR), a directory of electronic resources for academic research, is published.

Microsoft unveils an improved version of WebTV after purchasing the Silicon Valley startup earlier in the year for US$425 million, an average of US$8,500 for each of the company’s existing subscribers. The purchase reflects Microsoft’s ongoing effort to create systems that integrate with the Internet. Because many more American families own television sets than own personal computers, the ability to browse the Web, do interactive shopping, or otherwise turn the TV into a network computer could potentially dramatically increase Internet accessibility

1998

The 56 kbps V.90 modem standard is officially ratified. Intel releases a low-power 266 MHz Pentium MMX processor designed for portable computers.

Motorola files a suit against AltoCom Inc. and PCTel, alleging infringements on high-speed modem technology patents.

Paraguay authorities destroy five thousand pirated Nintendo systems that were seized in a forty-foot shipping container. The products were packaged like N64 systems, but they are actually illegally produced Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES) that are preloaded with eight levels of an undisclosed game.

1999

Intel introduces the 433 and 466 MHz mobile Celeron processors. Price: US$159 and US$209 respectively,

Microsoft reveals that a potentially destructive email is being circulated worded as if it was sent by Microsoft’s own support operations. It offers an attachment described as a Y2K countdown program. Y2Kcount.exe is actually a “Trojan Horse” designed to damage data on users’ hard drives.

Patrick Naughton, age 34, an executive in charge of Walt Disney Company’s Go Network of Internet sites is arrested and charged with interstate travel with the intention of having sex with a minor. He is arraigned and released after posting a hundred thousand dollar bond. Naughton was caught by a young looking police officer posing as a thirteen-year-old girl after initiating lewd chats using the handle of “HotSeattle”. He is arrested on Santa Monica Pier, a public entertainment venue near Los Angeles.

Sony Corporation and Cablevision Systems Corporation announces a collaboration to develop a digital system that will allow consumers to watch movies, play video games, and exchange e-mail on one set-top box. The new system will be launched in the New York, New York area within the year.

2002

Intel introduces the 1GHz Mobile Pentium III-M LV processor, featuring a 16KB Level 1 data cache, a 16KB Level 1 instruction cache, a 512KB Level-2 cache, a 133MHz system bus, MMX and SSE instructions, and a 64GB address space. It incorporates 44 million transistors in a 0.13-micron process. Code-name: Tualatin Price: US$316

Intel introduces the 1.26 and 1.33GHz Mobile Pentium III-M processor, featuring a 16KB Level 1 data cache, a 16KB Level 1 instruction cache, a 512KB Level-2 cache, a 133 MHz system bus, MMX and SSE instructions, and a 64GB address space. It incorporates 44 million transistors in a 0.13-micron process. Code-name: Tualatin Price: US$401 (1.26 GHz) and US$508 (1.33 GHz)

Intel unveils the 1.6, 1.7, and 1.8 GHz Mobile Celeron processors, featuring a 256KB Level-2 Cache and a 400MHz Front Side Bus. Price: US$112 (1.6 GHz), US$134 (1.7 GHz), and US$149 (1.8 GHz)

Intel unveils the 2.2 GHz Pentium 4-M processor, featuring a 512KB Level-2 Cache and a 400MHz Front Side Bus. Price: US$562

Intel introduces the 700 and 733MHz Mobile Celeron ULV processor, featuring a 16KB Level-1 data cache, 16KB Level 1 instruction cache, 256KB Level-2 cache, a 100MHz system bus, MMX and SSE instructions, and 64GB address space. It incorporates 44 million transistors in a 0.13-micron process. Code-name: Tualatin Price: US$144

Intel introduces the 850 and 866MHz Mobile Pentium III-M ULV processor, featuring a 16KB Level 1 data cache, a 16KB Level 1 instruction cache, a 512KB Level-2 cache, a 133MHz system bus, MMX and SSE instructions, 64GB address space. It incorporates 44 million transistors in a 0.13-micron process. Code-name: Tualatin Price: US$209

2003

Intel releases the 3200MHz Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (EE) processor, featuring a 512KB Level-2 Cache, a 2048KB Level-2 Cache, and an 800MHz Front Side Bus.

2004

Symantec announced its acquisition of @stake completed the transaction on October 9, 2004

2008

Adobe AIR launches on the Linux platform

VMWare unveils Fusion 2.0 for what they call “Universal clients”

GM unveils the Chevy Volt, an electric car that touts you can drive it for a dollar a day.

Microsoft completes the Datallegro purchase

Zune updates software to 3.0, while also announcing two new models – the 16 GB and the 120 GB – third generation.

A Tight End for the Washington Redskins posts part of the

playbook on the N.O. Saints 

2009

Nielsen reports that Bing is the fastest growing search engin in the US. It rose 22.1 percent in a month.

Global Gaming X - the company that was suppose to buy the Pirate Bay announced they would be trading on a new stock exchange since they were booted off their last exchange due to questionable news tactics when they didn't buy Pirate Bay.

2010

Geocaching.com releases an application for Android phones

2011

450 GoDaddy websites were compromised. The websites were re-directed to a malware website.

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