On This Day in Technology History – August 5th

A guide to the historic events that happened on this day in computer and technology history; Google buys a public company and eMachines launch the EOne.


1999 – eMachines launch eOneeMachines eOnejpg

In the United States, eMachines introduces the eOne personal computer. The eOne is designed for the market for those who desire a Apple iMac but at a lower price. The machine features a 433MHz Celeron processor, a built-in fifteen inch monitor, speakers, a 1.44MB floppy disk drive, a CD-ROM drive with two USB ports and an Ethernet jack and a modem. The eOne goes on the market priced between $799 – $849.




2009 – Google Acquires a Public Company

Google-logoGoogle announces that the company has made it’s first acquisition of a public company. Google buys  video compression technology developer On2 Technologies, for $106.5 million.

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