Today in Tech History – Feb. 14, 2015

20140404-073853.jpgIn 1924 – The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company merged with its subsidiary and took the subsidiary’s name, International Business Machines Corporation. Yes it was later shortened to IBM.

In 1989 – The Department of Defense put the NAVSTAR II-1 into orbit, the first of 24 satellites that would make up the global positioning system.

In 2005 – The domain name was registered. It would eventually become the dominant place to share videos on the Internet.

In 2011 – IBM’s Watson, an AI computer system competed against Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Watson cleaned up, winning $77,147 to Mr. Jennings’s $24,000 and Mr. Rutter’s $21,600.


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