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This Week in Tech History: Incorporation of Apple Computer, Inc.

On this edition of "This Week in Tech History", Chris tells us of the Incorporation of one of the most well-known tech companies in the world – less than a year after it was launched in a garage.

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

1940 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) got its very first demonstration of FM radio. The new medium, developed by Edwin H. Armstrong, was free of interference, static, and noise in thunderstorms. The first FM transmitter was put in operation the following year.

1957 – The Hamilton Watch Company was the first to introduce an electric watch; now a standard in the watch world.

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.

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 Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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