25 Years of Technology Evolution and Change

  • 1988:
    Insight is founded by the Crown Brothers in Tempe Arizona
  • 1989:
    On 1st August Microsoft releases a suite of desktop applications called office. This first version contains Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • 1990:
    Development of the World Wide Web begins. Tim Berners-Lee and colleagues at CERN create HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), standardizing communication between servers and clients.
  • 1990: 
    Cisco goes public on February 16, 1990, listed as “CSCO” on the NASDAQ
  • 1990:
    Photoshop 1.o released on February 19th for Macintosh
  • 1993:
    Intel release the first processor containing over 3 million transistors
  • 1995:
    Microsoft releases Internet Explorer as part of an add-on package for windows 95 names Plus!
  • 1995:
    Digital Versatile Discst or DVDs are invented by Philips, Sony, Toshiba & Panasonic
  • 1995:
    Microsoft combine formally separate MS-DOS products to create products Windows 95
  • 1995:
    Jeff Bezos launches online bookstore, Amazon.com
  • 1998:
    Larry Page and Serge Brin create Google Inc setting up a workplace in Susan Wojcicki’s garage
  • 1999:
    Shawn Fanning, John Fanning and Sean Parker launch peer-peer file sharing service, Napster
  • 2001:
    Apple release their first line of portable media players named the iPod
  • 2004:
    Mark Zuckerberg launches The Facebook a social network for Harvard students
  • 2006:
    Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass launch Twitter, a micro blogging and social networking service
  • 2007:
    Apple release the first generation iPhone named the iPhone 2G
  • 2008:
    The first Android powered phone, the T-mobile G1 goes on sale
  • 2008:
    Bill gates retires from day to day operations at Microsoft to focus on philanthropy and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 2010:
    Amid much speculation Apple release their first line of tablets PCs named the ipad
  • 2011:
    Apple founder and visionary Jobs sadly dies after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer
  • 2012:
    Microsoft releases the Surface Tablets, the first initiative to integrate its Windows OS with its own hardware
  • 2012:
    EE launch the first 4th generation (4g) mobile services in the UK
  • 2013:
    IPv6 launches to handle the ever increasing number of new devices connecting to the internet

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