Today in History
Today in History
Today is Thursday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2019. There are 362 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 3, 1977, Apple Computer was incorporated in Cupertino, California, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Mike Makkula Jr.
On this date:
In 1521, Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Leo X.
In 1777, Gen. George Washington's army routed the British in the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey.
Apple computer built in 1970s sold for $375,000 at auction
BOSTON (AP) — A computer built in the 1970s that helped launch the personal computer age as well as a trillion-dollar company has sold for $375,000.
The fully functioning Apple-1 auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction was sold at a live sale Tuesday.
RR says the winning bid came from a U.S.-based businessman who wishes to remain anonymous.
Functioning Apple computer built in 1970s up for auction
BOSTON (AP) — A piece of computer history that helped launch a trillion dollar company is hitting the auction block.
A fully functioning Apple-1 being auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction in September is one of only 60 or so remaining of the original 200 that were designed and built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976 and 1977.
Milestones along the way for Apple’s trip to $1 trillion
April 1976 Apple is founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.
June 1977 The Apple II computer is released.
December 1980 Apple goes public and its stock beings trading on the Nasdaq.
April 1983 Former PepsiCo executive John Sculley becomes Apple's CEO after being recruited by Steve Jobs.
January 1984 Jobs unveils the Macintosh, the first mass-market personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical interface on the display screen.
The name “Apple” came from founder Steve Jobs’ like of the fruit. Mystery surrounded the reason for the name Apple, but in truth it was just the fruit that Jobs liked and named the company after that.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announcing he is shutting down his Facebook account (all times local):
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he isn't sure Facebook can fix its privacy issues and he expects it will be decades before it changes its policies.
Wozniak announced he's shutting down his Facebook account amid the worst privacy crisis the social media company has faced.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history.
In an email to USA Today, Wozniak said Facebook makes a lot of advertising money from personal details provided by users. He said the "profits are all based on the user's info, but the users get none of the profits back."
Apple Co-Founder Bashes Facebook Over Privacy
TV picks for March 19: ‘Arthur Miller: Writer,’ ‘Silicon Valley: The Untold Story,’ ‘Epic Warrior Women’
Down in the valley
Silicon Valley: The Untold Story is a lot kinder to Californias high-tech region than the similarly named HBO comedy series, but this documentarys three-hour running time may be too much even for geeks who think the place is more magical than Disneyland. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum are among the talking heads.
Bill Gates will cameo as himself in an upcoming episode of the CBS comedy 'The Big Bang Theory.'
The billionaire founder of Microsoft will appear in an episode slated for March, in which Penny (Kaley Cuoco) hosts the tech billionaire at work and Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Raj (Kunal Nayaar) and Howard (Simon Helberg) do everything in their power to meet him.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to speak at Ohio college
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is speaking at a southwest Ohio university this week.
Wozniak is scheduled to speak at Miami University at 7 p.m. Monday as part of the 2017 Anderson Distinguished Lecture Series. The event is open to the public.
Wozniak helped create Apple's first two personal computer models. His work with the late Steve Jobs launched Apple on its way to becoming one of the most influential technology companies in the world.
Former Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said in an interview, this week, that he has no plans to upgrade to the iPhone X anytime soon...
Analysis shows Oklahoma lacks women in computer science
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An analysis posted April 6 by Code.org revealed that more computer science degrees were awarded last year than ever before. But it also shows that women remain significantly underrepresented in the field, obtaining just 17.5 percent of those 49,000 degrees. Historic data shows women pursuing computer science degrees peaked in 1987, the year Microsoft Windows was introduced, Steve Wozniak departed from Apple, and the world was introduced to the 3.5-inch diskette.
GREENWICH — The Greenwich Historical Society is hosting author and journalist Walter Isaacson at its spring benefit dinner.
- Business WireApple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak to Headline at Identiverse 2019April 17, 2019
- Business WirePepperdine Graziadio Business School Announces 50th Anniversary Event That Will Explore the Future of WorkMarch 25, 2019
- Business WireSteve Wozniak, Salim Ismail, and Alison Lewis to Speak at Pepperdine Graziadio’s 50th Anniversary Event on April 2February 12, 2019