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March 20, 2005: Yahoo Acquires Photo Site Flickr

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March 20, 2005: Yahoo! purchases Flickr

2005- Yahoo acquires Ludicorp and the popular photo sharing site Flickr. No details were released on this purchase. On Yahoo’s blog they outline that Flickr will continue to run as-is, while Yahoo Photos will incorporate some of the ideals into it’s site. The biggest issue from the deal was that Ludicorp was based in Vancouver, therefore when the data transfered to Yahoo servers the week of June 25th, it became subject to US federal law.

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  • Google Chome adds RSS support
  • 3-COM exit strategy of high-end data networking
  • Apple 20th Anniversary Macintosh (TAM)
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February 1, 2008: Microsoft Bids Yahoo, 2012: Facebook Files IPO

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Microsoft

2008Microsoft officially made a move to put a bid in for Yahoo! They announced a plan of $31 a share, which was 62 percent of premium common stock from Yahoo! This was not the first time Microsoft had made a play for the company, but this was the most covered by press. Yahoo! would eventually decline the offer of Microsoft, claiming they undervalued the company. This would bring Carl Ichan to the forefront which would lead to months of speculation and debate.  Although Yahoo! did not take the bid, they did end up selling the search assets in 2009 under Carl Bartz CEO reign.

2012 – Facebook files for Public IPO. Trading began on May 18, 2012 at $38 and closed at $38.23

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  • Texas Instruments Patents the integrated circuit
  • Patrick Naughton, Mike Sheridan and James Gosling begin devolpment of Java
  • Mike Scott states that Apple is Typewriter Free
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September 17: DITH Episode #1500, 2008: Sarah Palin’s Email Hacked

2009 – On August 10, 2009, I switched the show from a weekly to daily format. Working out a podcast that was going to publish a new episode 365 days a year was a struggle, but after 4 years of doing it, its become a lot easier.Today marks the 1,500th podcast episode of the Day in Tech History. It hits a very important milestone; this is the only podcast that has been putting out a new episode daily for 1500 days straight!

The next milestone will be January 29th, 2015 when Day in Tech History hits the 2,000 episode mark.

Thanks for everyone that has listened to the podcast and even participated. Its a fun ride and the rides’ not over yet!

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin

2008 -Sarah Palin succumbed to a hacker in a different way – through her Yahoo! email. The infiltrator gained access by using common information to reset the password. David Kernell then posted her email and new password on 4chan.org under the alias “Rubico”. It showed that by using common information to set up an account, it could also turn into a “back door” for someone who would know that information.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 17

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  • Yahoo purchases Zimbra
  • Motorola enters into Mac Clone market
  • AT&T phones shut down NYC
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September 6, 2011: Yahoo! Fired Carol Bartz via Email, 2001: HDNet Launches

Carol Bartz

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2011 – Carol Bartz sends an email to her (former) staff at Yahoo!

To all:

I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s Chairman of the board. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you and I wish you only the best going forward.

-Carol

2001 - Mark Cuban and Phillip Garvin launch HDNet, the first High Definition TV signals. It was available both through cable and satellite television. The channel got some news for their exclusive HD coverage of the US invasion of Afghanistan.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 6

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  • Facebook Botnets
  • NBC changes from Silverlight to Flash
  • MP3.com pays 250 Million
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July 29: Yahoo Search Sold to Microsoft

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July 29, 2009: Yahoo! sells search assets to Microsoft

We dealt with the big buyout bid fight between Microsoft and Yahoo back in 2008. Of course, the outcome was that Yahoo’s CEO Jerry Yang stepped down and Carol Bartz took the reigns. However, Carol did make a bold move in 2009 as she agreed to a deal with Steve Ballmer. Microsoft would get Yahoo Search engine technologies and create a search engine for Yahoo. In return, Yahoo would handle advertising for premium search advertisers. This was a ten year deal.BTW – Recent news stated that Yahoo.jp is using Google in Japan. While it did put a snag in the agreement this week, Yahoo Japan Chief Exec. Masahiro Inoue said Microsoft didn’t localize the service in Japan, therefore, they went with Google.

Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for July 29

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  • WindowsNT 4.0 RTM is released
  • 100-nanosecond 64 kbit DRAM
  • Sirius and XM finish their merger
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June 18: Phi Day! John Scully of Apple, Terry Semel of Yahoo Step Down

John Sculley

John Sculley

1993 - After a 10 year run and new focus on Politics – along with a failed promise to catch up to the PC market – John Sculley was removed of his CEO role at Apple by the board of directors. They immediately hire Michael Spindler, who was instrumental in the introduction of the PowerPC. However, he eventually would get ousted and replaced by Gil Amileo, which would get ousted and replaced by Steve Jobs.

2007 - Terry Semel was under pressure  by the board because of dissatisfaction of his compensation. Terry was brought in to create a partnership with Hollywood, which really didn’t happen. He handed the reigns over to Jerry Yang, who started promising revitalized talks with Microsoft. There are a few that even speculate that was when the buyout of Yahoo began. Jerry Yang stepped down in 200

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  • Happy Phi Day! Phi is the Golden Ration - 1.61803398874989484820458683436564
  • 1999 – Palm announces the m100
  • 2009 - Jammie Thomas-Rasset was found guilty of copyright infringement and ordered to pay 1.92 million to the RIAA.
  • Microsoft announced the Surface Tablet
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