1976: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne signed a partnership agreement for a company that would be called Apple Computer, Inc.
2004: Google launched Gmail, as an invitation-only beta version.
1973: Martin Cooper made the first mobile phone call
1975: Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico
1927: AT&T presented TV for the first time
2018: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, testified in front of the US Senate over privacy breach of user data after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
1996: Yahoo!, the web services provider company announced its IPO. The shares were $33 at market closing, valuing the company at $1.1. billion.
1975: Sony launched the Betamax videocassette format in Japan
1977: Apple Computer announced its first popular PC, the Apple II
1983: Osborne Computer introduced its first portable computer
1951: MIT’s Whirlwind, a Cold War-era vacuum tube computer first went online
1961: Robert Noyce patented a type of integrated circuit made of Silicon.
1981: Xerox introduced the 8010 Star Information System which is standard design for computers today.
2003: Apple launched the iTunes Music Store which became the biggest music vendor in the U.S.
1980: Data General (DG) introduces the Eclipse MV/8000, the 32-bit “super-minicomputer”
1993: Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of World Wide Web, announced the software will be put in public domain.
And they say the rest is history.
So many iconic events took place in tech history in the month of April. Let’s look forward to more in the upcoming months.