Announced by Texas Instruments
Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed the first transistored computer
The United States formed the Advanced Research Projects Agency to compete with the world in science and technology.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was formed following the passing of the National Aeronautics and Space Act.
Control Data Corporation delivered the air traffic control display computer, model 1604, to track airplanes.
IBM began producing transistors at a facility in New York.
For the first time input and output for microcomputers is done through a keyboard rather than punch cards.
John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz of Dartmouth College developed the programming language.
IBM charged a development team with developing a cheaper way to install an operating system on a mainframe computer. The disks became available commercially in 1971.
Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore founded the company with the help of Arthur Rock.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), a department of defense project sends packets of information to other computers on the network making an early Internet.
The idea behind the company's development was to create the office of the future by integrating digital technologies and removing analog.
Called the Intel 4004, it was originally meant for calculators, but was found to have many more uses.
Gates and Allen founded the company to make a microprocessor that would record foot traffic using computers.
Robert Metcalfe used Local Area Network (LAN) to connect hundreds of computers.
This version of BASIC used floating-point capabilities allowing for scientific notation within the programming language. This allows computers to conduct greater amounts of mathematical operations at a higher speed.
The first handheld computers (HHC) were made to accept third party software adding to the versatility of the device. Insurance salesmen used an insurance application that was developed for the HHC that allowed them to make calculations and print receipts wherever they went.
IBM unveils the first personal computer, Datamaster, its cost, $9,000.
Jack Warnock and Chuck Geschke founded Adobe Systems after leaving Xerox PARC
These two technologies represent the start of e-commerce.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed the X Window System to allow for "vendor-neutral, system-architecture neutral, network-transparent windowing and user interface standards."
Microsoft releases a new version of Windows that when paired with Intel microprocessor machines revolutionize the speed of personal computing.
Tim Berners-Lee wrote the first web browser entitled The WorldWideWeb, he is responsible for developing HyperText Markup Language or HTML.
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) was a way to connect a machine's microprocessor with peripherals through expansion slots that allowed for a faster computer.
With the Internet made commercially available, businesses start websites and sell goods and services online.
Amazon, Yahoo!, eBay, and MSN are all online in 1995.
Microsoft finally releases a user friendly interface with Windows 95.
IE3 came with cascading style sheets and Java applets offering better graphics for the user.
The Apple G3 processor increased speeds of Macs by 10%.
Two Stanford graduate students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, moved the Google server from Stanford to a friend's garage after receiving a check to form the company from Sun Microsystems.
The Initital Public Offering (IPO) of many start-up companies with a dot-com associated with the name was staggering. Market shares for these companies were stellar until the market crashed and stock prices dropped suddenly. Many companies did not survive the crash.
Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger started Wikipedia as an open source encyclopedia that anyone can add and edit as an extension of Nupedia, an online encyclopedia edited by experts.
The IPO of Paypal was offered as a way of allowing an exchange of currency between users despite borders. The success of the company relied on advertising among eBay users.
At the end of 2004 Facebook had 1 million users and in June 2012 Facebook had 955 million users.
Only 21% of people in developing countries have access to the Internet.
These two bills would make the host of any copyright infringed material responsible for lawsuits.