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Tech History From July 15, 1970…

WOR-AM radio in New York City hits a ratings high – as its “Rambling With John Gambling” morning show is heard by almost 2 million persons per hour.

Fascinating Technology History From July 15, 1996…

1996 – 800 numbers – ever-so-popular are going fast. Still, about 500,000 are available and soon, technology will recognize the prefix 888 for toll-free numbers. Look for that next April… 1997…

Tech News From July 15, 1999 -

technology history - 1999 cell phones

My-My – 1999 Cell Phones!

Trends – more and more cell phones and (overheard) one-way conversations in public places. Some places are now asking you to turn off the phone like restaurants, theaters…

PC News From Apple – July 15, 2000 -

Apple Computer introduces new colored iMacs. Will it help sales?

Internet History From July 15, 2010 -

Google, in an effort to utilize more green energy and become carbon neutral, has signed a twenty-year deal with an Iowa wind farm to purchase energy…

And, Six Months Ago In Tech History (December 15, 2010)

And, just six months ago – AT&T Inc. said  that it is ending its $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile USA after facing fierce government objections.

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