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Technology Inventions Timeline
29 Sep 2017
Japanese electrical pioneer Akio Morita develops the Sony Walkman, the first truly portable player for recorded music.
IBM releases its own affordable personal computer (PC).
Compact discs (CDs) are launched as a new way to store music by the Sony and Philips corporations.
Tim Berners-Lee invents the World Wide Web.
Broadcast.com becomes one of the world's first online radio stations.
Pierre Omidyar launches the eBay auction website.
Electronics companies agree to make Wi-Fi a worldwide standard for wireless In ternet.
Apple revolutionizes music listening by unveiling its iPod MP3 music player.
The Wikipedia online encyclopedia is founded by Larry Sanger and Jimmy Wales.
Electronic voting plays a major part in a controversial US Presidential Election.
Amazon.com launches its Kindle electronic book (e-book) reader.
Apple introduces a touchscreen cellphone called the iPhone.
Apple releases its touchscreen tablet computer, the iPad.
NTT launched the first public cell phone network in Japan in 1979.
The first public video-game, Pong, was released by Atari in 1972.
The first video cassette recorder (VCR) was released publicly in Japan in 1971.
The first common Automated Teller Machine was market in 1969 by the Burroughs Corporation.
Floppy Disks, very compact computer storage at the time, became available to the public in 1971.
The other common type of printer, the Ink Jet Printer, was released in 1976.
Nintendo releases the Wii U in North America.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System launched in North America on August 23, 1991.
Sony releases the PlayStation 4 in the United States.
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