Story of the personal computer

Triumph of the nerds” – A documentary by Robert Cringley tells the story of the personal computer and how the industry evolved. Unsurprisingly it mentions Bill Gates (Microsoft), Steve jobs and Steve Wozniak (Apple) and IBM, but there are some not-so-well-known figures that contributed significantly to the fledgling industry of the 1970s and 80s.

See the whole documentary here

Bill Gates and the Microsoft story, a BBC exclusive

Fiona Bruce of BBC presents the definitive profile of Bill Gates as he prepares to step down next week from full-time involvement with Microsoft. (Available to view online for 6 more days and dowloadable to view for 30 days).

Note: BBC iPlayer downloads only works in the UK.

Bill Gates: How a geek changed the world

Yahoo rejects Microsoft, considering AOL deal

Yahoo! has confirmed sending a rejection letter to Microsoft for their $44.6 billion take over offer stating that Microsoft has greatly undervalued it. Instead Yahoo! is reconsidering a deal with AOL after rejecting an earlier offer from them.

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Related post: Microsoft offers to buy Yahoo for $44.6 billion!

Microsoft offers to buy Yahoo for $44.6 billion!

“Microsoft Corp., the world’s biggest software maker, made an unsolicited $44.6 billion offer for Yahoo! Inc. to challenge Google Inc.’s dominance in Internet search services and advertising.The $31-a-share bid of cash or Microsoft stock is 62 percent more than Yahoo’s closing price yesterday. Before today, Yahoo had dropped 18 percent this year in Nasdaq Stock Market trading, and said this week that fourth-quarter profit fell 23 percent.” – Bloomberg

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