DNS celebrates 25th birthday

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The internet's Domain Name System is 25 years old this week. Paul Mockapetris, chairman and chief scientist at Nominum, is credited with inventing the DNS in 1983. Mockapetris shared his thoughts on the technology during...

The IBM PC Celebrates its 25th Birthday

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On the 12th of August 1981 the first ever personal computer - the IBM 5150 - was announced. It became one of the most important releases in the world of technology, ever. With a fraction...

FTC Celebrates CAN-SPAM with Spam Suits

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At the two year anniversary of the CAN-SPAM act, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced legal actions against spammers, including joint operations with state attorneys general and the Canadian government. On Tuesday, the FTC said...

Mozilla Celebrates 10 Million Firefox Downloads

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The Mozilla Foundation has announced that its Firefox browser has been downloaded over 10 million times in the last 31 days. On average, Firefox has been downloaded 4 times per second since its release on...

Apple's iTunes celebrates first anniversary

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Thanks rumbleph1sh. In its first year, Apple Computer Inc.'s online music store has sold more than 70 million songs, short of its original 100-million-song target but more than anyone else, the company said Wednesday. ...

Google celebrates fifth birthday

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The world's most popular site for searching the web, Google, is five years old. It is now an internet giant, used by millions of people every day in more than 80 languages. The search engine...

Spam celebrates silver jubilee

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One of the most annoying aspects of the internet, spam, is 25 years old this weekend. Net historians have trawled records and found that the first junk e-mail message hawking a company...

Konami celebrates 30th anniversary

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March marks Konami's 30th anniversary, and it has been quite a journey for the one-time Pachinko maker, from fledgling arcade developer who couldn't even score a distribution deal (SEGA had to sell "Frogger" machines for...

Ultima Online Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

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Launched in 1997, UO was a pioneer in the world of online gaming and defined the category of massively multiplayer Internet-based entertainment and is still recognized as the most immersive of any online world. Ultima...

Microsoft Research celebrates 10 years

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In 1991, when Microsoft was still a fairly small company and many businesses were scaling back their research efforts, Microsoft made a strong commitment to basic research in computer science by establishing the first research...

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