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February 11, 2012: Apple Tries to Ban Samsung, JOSS Taken Down

February 11 - AT&T asks for an injunction against Samsung

February 11 – AT&T asks for an injunction against Samsung

2012 - Apple began the lawsuits in the US of Samsung made Galaxy Nexus citing patent violations back in April 15, 2011. This would span across the Nexus S, Epic 4G, Galaxy S 4G and Galaxy Tab. A lawsuit that has gone back and forth between the two companies. The patents in question were for data tapping, a Siri search method, a slide-to-unlock patent and a word completion patent. On this day, Apple officially asks for a preliminary injunction for Samsung sales in the US .

1966 – The Johnniac Open Shop System (JOSS) was taken down by the RAND Corporation. JOSS was set up to relive bottlenecks in programming batches, but more and newer work pretty much took the JOSS to the limit and ultimately became a bottleneck. Therefore, JOSS was taken offline indefinitely.JOSS began operation in 1953.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 11

  • Digital Computers discontinues the Rainbow
  • CRUX Linux 0.5.3 Released
  • Starbucks announces they will switch from T-Mobile to AT&T at their stores.
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February 3, 2009: RAMBUS Patent infringement Postponed Indefinitely

Rambus

February 3, 2009 Rambus Patent Infringement

2009 - Judge Ronald M. Whyte of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order indefinitely postponing the coordinated patent-infringement cases filed by RAMBUS against rival memory chip makers. Hynix Semiconductor, Micron Technology, Nanya Technology and Samsung Electronics were plaintiffs on RAMBUS lawsuits.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 3

  • Apple phases out computers in Best Buy, Circuit City, Office Max and Sears
  • Free-PC will no longer give away Free PCs
  • Microsoft releases Windows XP SP1
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January 30, 2007: Microsoft Released Windows Vista

Windows Vista

January 30, 2007: Windows Vista released

2007 - Microsoft releases Windows Vista in many different versions to the public – Home, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate, Home Basic N and Business N. With a Codename of “Longhorn”, this was the next version to XP and introduced many new features including the redesigned start button and glass borders. The Ultimate version even had active background, where your desktop picture could be moving.

The OS didn’t live up to expectation and caused a lot of driver errors including machines that were suppose to be “Vista Ready”. Vista was soon replaced by Windows 7.

Wikazine – Full show notes for January 27

  • Atari starts using the slogan “Innovative Leisure”
  • Samsung acquires the remaining 51 percent of AST
  • Sega announces the Dreamcast will be discontinued
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July 28: Fingerprinting is First Used

First Fingerprint Used

July 28, 1858: First prints used as evidence

Sir William James Herschel was using it for more of a signature than anything in 1858 as he was requiring palm prints from people he met. After collecting several prints, though, he started realizing there were unique identifiers that could be used in identifying a person. The Palm prints would eventually change to fingerprints for Forensics to use.

Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for July 28

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  • Apple invests in Samsung for LCD technology
  • Sprint acquires Virgin Mobile and the Boost Mobile brand
  • Dell Workstation 400 is announced
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July 26: Google Fiber Launched, Napster Injunction Issued

2012 – Google ran a contest for people to tell them why they should have fiber installed in their city. After millions of entries and a lot of interesting videos trying to convince the judges, Google decided that Kansas City KS would be the first fiber city. On this same day, Google also showed off Fiber TV service.

Napster

Napster

2000 – The Recording Industry Association of America was after Napster ever since the site came on-line. It was the promotion of illegally searching and downloading music and sometimes video. in 2000, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel issued a preliminary injunction against Napster, ordering the company to cease operation by July 28th.

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would stay the injunction and raise questions to judge Patel and the injunction.

Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for July 26

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  • Cyrix and Texas Instruments part ways
  • The auction of Quokka.com assets
  • The GoogleDigg acquisition talks were reported to have fallen through.
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May 26: Bill Gates Memo Said Microsoft Back on Track with Internet

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

1995 - Bill Gates sends out a memo to his staff saying that Microsoft needs to “Get back on track” to the Internet. The memo was entitled “The Internet Tidal wave.”  Gates emphasizes that this is as important as IBM was to the personal computer.

Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for May 25

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  • AMD released the K6-2 processor
  • Samsung announces the 256 SSD
  • Psystar files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
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