Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Unforeseen events within 6 World of Technology

1. Skipping Yahoo Facebook
          Did you know that Mark Zuckerberg almost never sell Facebook to Yahoo's ownership rights? In 2006, Yahoo saw the potential of Facebook is large enough to be against MySpace. They had offered to pay U.S. $ 1 billion to Mark. But when the acquisition occurred almost suddenly Yahoo shares decline to 22 percent. Reaction Yahoo? Negotiate lower prices bid for Mark to U.S. $ 800 million alone. Obviously he was rejected and finally decided to raise up alone.


2. Real Networks Reject "iPod"
          iPod, the most popular multimedia file player right now, it has rejected the concept by Philips and Real Networks. Precisely in 2000, Tony Fadell offering tiny MP3 player concept, style, and provides content-delivery system that facilitates the charging of music, called Pod.
          Only Apple would accept the proposal Fadell and manufactures devices that we know as the iPod and the content-delivery system called iTunes. Currently iTunes dominates the digital music market 80% paid in the world. News Real Networks? With RealPlayer, their income per year compared to only a handful of Apple's revenue from iTunes alone, sales have not added the iPod.


3. IBM jack up Microsoft
          In 1980, IBM was working on a project and find the first PC software companies that can provide a disc operating system (DOS). Initially they asked for help Gary Kildall of Digital Research, makers of the operating system CP / M.
          But the negotiations did not go smoothly so that IBM eventually switched to the duo of Bill Gates and Paul Allen that has Microsoft's DOS program. The contract was established and hugely successful IBM, as well as raise the name of Microsoft. If only Kildall accepted IBM's willing, maybe the company who would meraksasa such as Microsoft present.

4. Xerox Alto "Stolen" Apple
          Vendors Xerox developed the first computer that uses a window-based GUI. Computers that have previously only rely on text as operational. Given the name Alto, is already equipped with computer mouse, ethernet networking, and WSYIWYG text editor (what you see is what you get). But when it launched in 1973, the consumer PC market has not been established.
          As a result, Xerox Alto to distribute only a few universities for free. Well, in 1979, Steve Jobs visited Xerox PARC, where the workmanship Alto. When viewing a computer is, he immediately inspired and then implement many of the major features of the Alto to the Lisa and Mac, the two PCs are the company developed. It turned out that the Mac is selling well, while Xerox is finally followed by marketing the Xerox Star (Alto-based technology) is late to market


5. "Google" Before Google
          Mid-1990s when the search is still balanced antarmesin war between Yahoo, Altavista, and Lycos, there is one which sticking to the surface. Open Text Web Index name. Google-like today, Open Text is known as response speed, accuracy, and comprehensive. In 1995, the architecture of Open Text bought Yahoo to apply even in the search engines.
          But two years later, the owner of Open Text decides to switch sides to the sector for enterprise content management system. Whereas in 1998, Google has launched. If only Open Text (and Yahoo) continue to play in search engine technology, perhaps now is they who lead the market. Unfortunately, they did not realize the search engine industry in the current period.


6. Microsoft Save the Apple
          Year 1997 is the year of Apple's revival. In conditions of financial crisis due to its Mac competition from Power Computing and Radius, they threatened to stop production. Fortunately, help came unexpectedly: Microsoft. Unexpectedly they are willing to buy Apple shares amounting to U.S. $ 150 million, relatively simply to extend the breath.
          Steve Jobs, as a negotiator in the talks with Microsoft, finally appointed as CEO of Apple. Then through the cold hand, Apple is now even able to compete with Microsoft - the gatekeeper of rescuers - in the IT business competition.

SUMBER

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