All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘anniversaries’

Apple’s Iconic, Creepy 1984 Ad Turns 30

On January 22nd, 1984, Apple unveiled one of the most famous advertisements of all time on the biggest night in advertising. The minute-long commercial would introduce the Macintosh personal computer and would only be shown once, on CBS, during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII (with a minor exception). The ad sparked controversy, and Apple was even hit with …

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Google Celebrates Its Own 15th Birthday With Piñata Game Doodle, Easter Egg

Google is celebrating its 15tth birthday with a worldwide doodle featuring a playable game where you can hit a piñata by clicking on it with your mouse (or using the space bar), and gaining candy for points. Google also has an easter egg, where if you search “Google in 1998,” you’ll get a classic look for the search results page. …

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YouTube Celebrates 8 Years, Has A Billion Monthly Users

YouTube has now been around for eight years, having launched in May of 2005. Google acquired it the following year. The company put up a blog post celebrating the landmark, thanking users, and sharing a few stats. The YouTube Team writes: When YouTube’s site first launched in May 2005, we never could have imagined the endless ways in which you …

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Wolfenstein 3D Turns 20, Becomes Playable In Your Browser

I am Death incarnate! Want to feel incredibly old? Over the weekend, id Software’s influential First Person Shooter Wolfenstein 3D

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John Glenn School Live-Tweets Friendship 7 Mission On 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago today, astronaut John Glenn made history by boarding a Mercury space capsule and becoming the first American to orbit the earth. The Friendship 7 made three orbits around the earth in a little less than five hours and was moving at speeds around 17,000 miles per hour (top that, Doc Brown). As if that wasn’t a fever-inducing …

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Happy 2nd Birthday, iPad

Today marks the two year anniversary that techno-Buddha demigod Steve Jobs floated across a stage in San Francisco at Apple’s annual conference and told everybody, “Hey, you didn’t know you wanted something called an iPad, but you do – and I’m your pusherman.” And just like that, iPad was the device that launched a thousand-times-a thousand Ooooohs and thus commenced …

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