This last week has seen great change in the IT sector with Google’s acquirement of Motorola Mobility and HP’s decision to end its phone and tablet production. The news of Google’s latest and most influential buy came on Monday 15thAugust. The tech giant purchased Motorola Mobility for the hefty sum of $12.5 Billion. This latest acquisition of Google signals change in the patent market as Google were losing out to companies such as Apple and receiving various patent lawsuits from its smartphone rival. With Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility the company has gained access to around 15,000 patents which will now give Google a significant upper hand in the smartphone market and allow the company’s Android devices provide stiff competition to Apple’s iPhone also. Read the rest of this entry
The World Wide Web or WWW as we more commonly know it as – turned 20 on the 6th August 2011. The World Wide Web or W3 Project began back in the late 80’s under Tim Berners-Lee. Berners-Lee developed the project as a way of sharing information through the internet. In 1990 Berners-Lee had developed all the necessary components of the Web as we know it – HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol), HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and the first Web Browser (named WorldWideWeb). With these components and his use of links Berners Lee developed the first ever public website in 1991. The website was a summary of the project and contained a message from Tim Berners-Lee on 6thAugust stating that the “World Wide Web Project aims to allow links to information anywhere” and also “Collaborators welcome!” Read the rest of this entry
In 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen set up the partnership which would come to be the IT giant that is Microsoft. From this partnership, technology and the world itself was set to change for the better. Looking back on the accomplishments of the company it is hard to believe that only 30 years ago MS-DOS was first introduced to the world. In 1981, MS-DOS or Microsoft Disk Operating System was the first operating system of Microsoft which allowed users to effectively use their computer using ‘C:’ to help run various commands.
However, it was in 1985 that Microsoft launched their revolutionary operating system ‘Windows 1.0’. Windows 1.0 was the final name decided for their new OS product because it was seen as the best way to describe the boxes or ‘windows’ which with you used the system. Windows 1.0 first introduced to the user applications like Paint, Windows Writer, Notepad and Calculator and even utilised the floppy disk. From 1987 – 1994 Microsoft release Windows 2.0 & 3.0 which offered users new applications like Control Panel, Print Manager, etc. and utilised the development in better graphics for a greater user interface and overall general appearance. Read the rest of this entry