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This Week in Tech History: Birth of Apple Computer

On this edition of "This Week in Tech History", Chris tells us of the incorporation of one of the most well-known tech companies.

This week in 1879 – Thomas Edison delighted an audience in Menlo Park, New Jersey. He gave his first public demonstration of incandescent lighting

1952 – The first transistorized hearing aid was offered for sale by Sonotone Corporation.

1977 – Apple Computer, Inc. was incorporated in Cupertino, California after being launched in Steve Jobs’ Garage.

1983 – The ARPANET officially changes to using the Internet Protocol, effectively creating the Internet as we know it.

And this week in 1997 – In an attempt to nudge its Microsoft Network into a more competitive position (vs. America Online), Microsoft announced the purchase of Hotmail, the free Web-based e-mail service.

Written by Chris Graveline

Chris has covered consumer technology for over 20 years. He is the host of This Week in Tech History as well as a regular co-host on "Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline" and our Technical Director.

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