Friday, June 12, 2009

Today in Computer History

On this day
… 1997 – 3Com Corporation and U. S Robotics Corporation finalized their merger. 3Com paid U.S Robotics $6.6 billion which merged these two computer-industry giants in the area of networking.

….2003 – AOL released an alpha version ICQ Lite that would connect AIM and ICQ users allowing for exchange of instant messages (IM) between the two networks. AOL purchased ICQ in 1998.


Sources:
Computer History Museum

http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/

AOL Connects AIM, ICQ, Networks
http://www.betanews.com/article/AOL-Connects-AIM-ICQ-Networks/1055462892

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