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This Week in Tech History: Birth of Yahoo!

On this edition of "This Week in Tech History", Chris takes us back to when Jerry and David's guide to the World Wide Web became Yahoo!

This week in 1873 – E. Remington and Sons of Ilion, NY began the manufacturing of the first practical typewriter. The strong as steel, heavy black clunkers became instant fixtures in offices across the country. It would be another half-century before electric typewriters made their appearance.

1885 – The American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) was incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone.

1941 – FM Radio began in the U.S. when station W47NV in Nashville, TN started operations. W47NV was the first commercial FM radio station to receive a license, some 20 years after its AM radio counterpart, KDKA in Pittsburgh.

in 1954 – The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.

And this week in 1995 – Yahoo! was incorporated. The company actually began a year earlier as Jerry and David’s guide to the World Wide Web.

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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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