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This Week in Tech History: Birth of Apple & Gmail

On this edition of "This Week in Tech History", Chris brings us back to 1976 with the birth of Apple Computer. He also reminds us of the creation of Gmail, Google's wildly popular e-mail service.

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1timeline_computers_1951.univacI797 – Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented an early form of washing machine for clothes, called the “box mangler.”

1951 – Remington Rand delivered the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.Steve-Wozniak-left-with-Steve-Jobs

1976 – Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.

1999 – The “Melissa Virus” infected Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.

mail_logo_rgb_web2004 – Google announced a new service to the public. A project that up until then was known by the code name, Caribou. The project’s real name was Gmail, and it quickly became one of the most popular e-mail services around.

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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