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January 12, 1996: Apple’s 68 Million Dollar Loss

Apple

Apple

1996 – Apple had been declining in the last few years. With Michael Spindler at the helm and a host of problems with the failed Lisa project, the company had been dealing with loss after loss. The $68 Million first quarter loss was a wake up call for Apple to change guard. On Feb 2nd, Gil Amelio would replace Michael Spindler as CEO, who in turn would bring Steve Jobs back into the mix and ultimately loose that position to the former CEO.

Wikazine – Full show notes for January 12

  • Sinclair 16/32 bit Quantum Leap
  • (fictional) Activation of HAL 9000
  • UNIX is introduced
  • ICANN opens up registraton for new top-level domains. Registration fee is $185,000
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November 25, 2002: Roxio Acquired Napster

Napster

Napster

2002 - While in Bankruptcy since the following September, Roxio – along with the Private Media Group – came in and took over the $2.43 million dollar company. They took all logos and names and rebranded it “Napster 2.0″. This time, Napster was a pay site – merging technologies with Roxio Pressplay.The sale completed in 2003Ultimately, the company was purchased by Best Buy in 2008.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for November 25

  • DVD Jon releases the crack to WMV9 codec
  • ICANN and the US Commerce Memorandum of Understanding
  • Playboy files suit against Rusty n Edie’s BBS
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November 16, 1977: Close Encounters of 3rd Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

1977 – Most of the time, we skip over movie releases, unless it has had a definite impact on the Tech and geek community. That is the case with this movie. Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Richard Dreyfuss, and Teri Garr was released to 272 US theaters. It was produced on a budget of US$20 million, amd would gross US $5,379,460 in the opening weekend.It also changed the way I ate mashed potatoes.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for November 16

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  • 3Dfx Interactive unveils the Voodoo
  • ICANN selects 7 top level domains (TLD)
  • Intel launches the i7
  • Google Music debuts
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October 25, 1984: Osbourne Vixen, Encore Debuted, 2001: Windows XP Released

Osbourne Vixen Computer

Osbourne Vixen Computer

1984- The Osbourne Vixen debuted. Inside was a ZILOG Z80a processor, with 64k RAM and the CP/M OS. Other programs included Wordstar, Supercalc and M-Basic. All this for $1,498.The Encore was also introduced. It was developed by Vadem Inc for $2,195. The computer was an MS-DOS computer with modem and four icon keys. phone, clock, disk and calculator.

2001 – Microsoft released Windows XP Home, Pro for retail. XP used the NT Kernel and merged the consumer desktop OS with the business desktop OS. XP was code-named “Whistler”.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for October 25

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  • ICANN elects its first Board of directors
  • The first electronic wristwatch
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September 18,1989 & 1990: NeXTstepOS, NeXTstation computers released

NeXT Logo

NeXT Logo

1989 - 4 years after resigning from Apple, Steve Jobs and his newest company NeXT finally release the NeXTstepOS. It is a Unix based system, with some aspects of BSD and using the Mach kernal. This is the OS that will eventually merge into Apple when Jobs comes back.

1990 - The NeXTstation is finally released. It used the 68040 Motorola processor running 33MHz and the 68882 math co-processor running at 25 MHz. 2.88 MB floppy, 8 MB RAM, monochrome monitor, all for $4.995.If you wanted 4096 colors, that would cost you – $7,995.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 18

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  • ICANN is formed
  • Transformer takes down the Hadron Collider
  • Microsoft stock splits for the first time
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