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Toothpaste (Gibbs SR)
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Digital Equipment Corporation
Percy LeBaron Spencer.
Billiard balls. Brothers Isaiah and John Wesley Hyatt developed celluloid in 1869 while competing for a $10,000 prize offered by a company looking for a substitute for ivory in billiard balls.
China (The McDonalds in Beijing is 28,000 square feet, 2 stories high, and seats 700 people). They are building one in London, England, for the 2012 Olympics which is assumed to be even larger.
To compute ballistic trajectories for artillery shells. ENIAC – an acronym for Electronic numerical integrator and Calculator – was introduced in 1946. What gives the mineral turquoise its distinctive color?
Co-operatives The implications of the Rochdale Principles are a focus of study in co-operative economics.
AOL Time Warner
PARC (Palo Alto Research Center, Inc.), formerly Xerox PARC It was founded in 1970, and incorporated as a separate company (wholly owned by Xerox) in 2002. Xerox has been heavily criticized (particularly by business historians) for failing to properly commercialize and profitably exploit PARC’s innovations. The work at PARC in the years since the early 1980s is often overlooked, but major work since then includes ubiquitous computing, aspect-oriented programming, and IPv6.
Wireless Application Protocol
The Hudson Bay Company. Founded in 1670, its realm once covered nearly 3 million square miles. The company now operates Canada’s largest department store chain.
Hotmail (not Outlook; that is software to collect any Email)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Yahoo! It was founded by Stanford graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo in January of 1994 and incorporated on March 2, 1995.
The s in https means it is a secure connection, such as banking.
Alexander Graham Bell – not Sherlock Holmes This was the first complete sentence heard over the newly invented telephone. Blurted out by Bell on March 10, 1876, when he spilled acid on his trousers, the words were picked up by his assistant, Thomas A Watson, at the other end of the line.
Chesterfield, with the caption, “Blow some my way.”