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December 30, 2008: Facebook Removes Breastfeeding Pictures

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Facebook

2008 - Facebook made an initiative to remove any picture showing breastfeeding. In return, 11,000 women posted pictures in protest. Even 1 year later, the ban has been upheld.

Wikazine – Full show notes for December 30


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December 29, 2004: Commodore Computers Sold Again

Commodore

Commodore

2004 - Once Commodore dropped from the market in the 80′s, it pretty much started bouncing around the world from company to company. Ultimately it landed in the lap of  KMOS – a Deleware company. However, on this day, Dutch Manufacturer Tulip sells the company to Yeahronimo Media Ventures for about US$32.7 million.

Wikazine – Full show notes for December 29

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December 23, 2008: Santa Found via Google Earth

Google Earth

Google Earth

2008 - Santa Claus is spotted on Google Earth. Of course the story of St. Nicholas is an interesting one that doesn’t really involve religion. But now we know where he resides, thanks to Google!

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for December 23

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December 11, 1967: Concorde Supersonic Airliner

Concorde Jet

Concorde Jet

1967 - The Concorde was a British and French venture. It wa the first supersonic airliner. The prototype (Concorde 001) was rolled out to 1100 present. British technology minister Anthony Wedgwood Benn coined it Concorde on that day. The last “e” would stand for excellence. The first flight would not happen until March 1969.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for December 11

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November 27, 1998: Sega Dreamcast Launches in Japan

Sega Dreamcast

Sega Dreamcast

1998Sega releases their next generation console – the Dreamcast – in Japan. It didn’t get released in the US until Sept 9 1999, but it was one of the more successful console launches of it’s time.The Dreamcast had a 200 MHz processor with on-die 128-bit vector graphics engine. The graphics hardware is a PowerVR2 CLX2 chipset, sound was a Yamaha AICA Sound Processor and 16 MB 100 MHz RAM.

The Dreamcast was discontinued on Jan 31, 2001 as Sega announced they were getting out of the console market.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for November 27


  • Google Maps Terrain View
  • E-Stamp stops selling postage
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November 20, 1963: Term Hacking Defined

Hacker Troll

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On this day, the word “hacking” was used in an issue of “the tech”, which is a massachusetts institute of technology newspaper.

Here is a snippet of the article:

Many telephone services have been curtailed because of so-called hackers, according to Prof. Carlton Tucker, administrator of the Institute phone system…

Basically, hackers were tying up phone lines between Harvard and MIT.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for November 20

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  • AT&T launches the Teletype
  • Intel launches the Pentium 4
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November 18, 1894: First Comics Section, 1985: Calvin and Hobbes Syndicated

Calvin and Hobbes

1894 – The first Sunday Comics section is printed by the New York World.

1985 – 91 years later, Bill Watterson syndicates a comic about a boy and his stuffed Tiger. Calvin and Hobbes will bring laughter to millions for the next ten years. It reached through 2,400 newspapers (at it’s height) and spun off 18 books. Bill Watterson ended the comic on December 31st, 1995 and has left it retired since.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for November 18

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  • A court says Microsoft is free to market BASIC
  • International Cryptography Framework (ICF).
  • DivX sues Yahoo over Google-Yahoo deal
  • Macy’s Department Store launches largest Internet shopping website to date.
  • Psystar loses their anti-trust case against Apple
International Cryptography Framework (ICF).
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November 17, 2008: Jerry Yang Stepped down as Yahoo! CEO

Jerry Yang

2008 – After battle upon battle between Microsoft, Google and shareholders (including Carl Icahn), Jerry Yang finally announced to all he was stepping down as CEO of Yahoo! The previous days, Steve Ballmer said they are not going forward with any future purchase of Yahoo! Because of this, stock hit it’s lowest share price, $8. That, the failed Google affiliation (due to antitrust issues), and a very despondent group of investors, Jerry felt it best to step back in his roll.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for November 17

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  • USB 3.0 Specification is released
  • Apple vs. Carl Sagan
  • Veronica is released
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