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April 7, 2008: ATOM Processor Launched

Intel ATOM Processor

April 7, 2008: Intel ATOM Processor Launches

2008- Intel launches their newest processor: the ATOM processor. It’s codename was Silverthorne. It is a ATOM Z single processor using the 45 nm die processes (the processor was smaller than a penny). The ATOM processor would run at 800 MHZ with a 512 L2 cache and 533 Front side bus. The most current ATOM processor is the S1220, S1240 and S1260 for servers (released December 2012). ATOM processors can run 32 bit and 64 bit hardware and software.

Wikazine – Full show notes for April 7

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  • Sun lays off Scalable System Group Workforce
  • AOL VoIP launches
  • Publication of the RFC 1
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April 5, 1995: SATAN Security Administration Tool Released

SATAN

April 5, 1995: Security Administrator tool for Analyzing Networks (SATAN) released

1995- The program is called the Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks. But you may call it SATAN. The Perl written program – Written by Dan Famer and Wietse Venema –  was released to help network admins find vulnerabilities in their remote systems. There was a lot of controversy over the tool and it’s release, since it was the first user friendly tool.SATAN was never updated since, and has been replaced with: Nessus and SAINT.

Wikazine – Full show notes for April 5

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  • AOL unveils Netscape Navagator v. 6
  • Honeywell MicroSystem 6/10
  • Apple releases Boot Camp for dual booting Mac

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March 25, 2004: Comcast G4 Acquired TechTV

TechTV

March 25, 2004: TechTV was acquired by Comcast, merges with G4

2004 – I remember watching TechTV from the ZDNet Days. Even watched a live show back in the days when Spring Comdex was in Chicago. When it changed to TechTV, we got some great social tech pioneers like Leo Laporte, Kevin Norton, Chris Pirillo and Kevin Rose, among others. When Comcast purchased the channel, they merged it with their own channel – G4. By May, G4 Tech TV was running in full force. Ultimately the name got changed to G4 and the pioneer shows like Call for Help and Screen Savers were ended.

Wikazine – Full show notes for March 24

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Other Day in Tech History items:

  • AOL and eBay cross marketing agreement
  • Excel 4.0 is released
  • The first Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference
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March 17, 1999: AOL Finishes Acquisition of Netscape

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March 17, 1999: AOL Acquires Netscape

1999- America Online(AOL) completes the acquisition of Netscape Communications Corporation. The acquisition started in Nov. 24, 1998. The acquisition was a $10 million arrangement in stock and cash.Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark were the founders of Netscape. The Netscape browser would be discontinued in December 2007, and ultimately end support on March 1, 2008.

Wikazine – Full show notes for March 17

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  • Apple files suit to Microsoft and HP
  • Office 97 Small Business Edition is released
  • Tim Paterson contacts Microsoft on intent to sell MS-DOS
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March 12, 1986: First CeBit Conference

Cebit

March 12, 1986: First Cebitconference is held

1986- It’s full name is Centrum der Büro- und Informationstechnik (Centre of Office and Information technology). CeBit actually was started in the 70′s with the Hanover fair. However, the two separated in 1986 when it was decided that together, the two were not doing too well. Since then, CeBit has grown to be a very important conference for all IT.CeBit expanded in 1999, and the sponsor brought the show to Asia, Australia, Turkey, and the US.  CeBit runs 5 days in Hanover, Germany.

Wikazine – Full show notes for March 12

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  • V-Chip technology becomes mandatory in televisions
  • AOL buys Bebo
  • 2007 - Hulu launches in the US
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February 5, 1999: First Major Webcast in Victoria’s Secret

Victoria's Secret Webcast

February 5, 1999: Victoria’s Secret Webcast drew 1.5 million

1999 - Victoria’s Secret holds their annual fashion show after dealing with the networks for the last 10 years. The event attracts attention – 1.5 million visitors to be exact in 90 countries. The company uses the same idea the next year to rousing success. This was considered the first Major Successful webcast.

Ads were run on Wall Street Journal, New York Times and other print publications. However, it was the ad spot on the Superbowl that would cause the uproar. Within minutes of the commercial airing, 1 million people logged onto the site – causing it to crash. This is pre- iPad or even pre-laptop for most so they had to move to where their computers were. The ad said:

The Broncos won’t be there. The Falcons won’t be there. You won’t care. Victoria’s Secret fashion show LIVE in 72 hours

Because of the number of viewers, many were denied access simply because there wasn’t server space. Something Victoria’s Secret addressed the next year. They went with Akamai for the event.

This also showed that not only that webcasts can be successful, but we are also ushering in a new age of viewing.

Victoria’s Secret went back to Network television in 2001 (ABC). Even though the numbers were good, they didn’t match the 12 million viewers ABC brought to the table.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 5


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February 2, 1998: AOL Takes Over Compuserve, 1964: G.I.Joe Released

G.I.Joe 1964

February 2, 1964 – G.I.Joe Released

1998 – In the 90′s, AOL and Compuserve were battling out for top dog in the ISP market. However, AOL showed a lot more game back then as Compuserve ultimately faltered when it’s main investor – H&R Block – decided to divest. The big quandary: Who was to buy Compuserve. Well, the end result was a buyout of Compuserve to AOL after Worldcom picked it up and then took what they wanted.

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February 2, 1998 AOL buys Compuserve

1964 – The first G.I.Joe was released to the toy market. Toy company Hasbro released the 12 inch soldier to the public. Avoiding the word “Doll” to keep the stigma away that boys played with dolls. Action Soldier (Army), Action Sailor (Navy), Action Pilot (Air Force), Action Marine (Marines) and later on, the Action Nurse.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 2

  • Sun begins shipping the SunPCi
  • Google Earth v5.0 and Google Ocean are released
  • Apple fires Michael Spindler and replaces with Gil Amelio
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January 29, 1988: Tetris Enters United States

Tetris - spectrum holobyte

January 29, 1988: Tetris – spectrum holobyte

1988 - Spectrum Holobyte releases the puzzle game Tetris for the Commodore 64 and IBM PC. This was the first game imported from the Soviet Union. The game was written by Alexi Paszitnov and Vagim Gerasimov at the Computer Center of the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow. The Commodore 64 version would cost you $24.95, and the IBM version cost $34.95.

Wikazine – Full show notes for January 29


  • Microsoft releases Word 3.0 for Mac
  • Best Buy announces they will stop selling Macintosh
  • AOL compensates subscribers for their “unlimited internet” issues
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