On This Day in Technology History – November 30th

A guide to the historic events that happened on this day in tech history; the IBM 7090 is delivered and the domain Business.com is sold.


1959 – IBM 7090 Mainframeibm_7094_console2

On this day in 1959, the very first two IBM 7090 Mainframe computers are delivered. One is delivered to NASA where it will be used for the Mercury and Gemini space missions. The units sell for $2.9 million and are capable of a processing speed of around 100 Kflop/s.




1999 – Business.com SoldBusiness.com logo

In 1999,in a reflection of the rising dot-com bubble, the website Business.com, a search engine, is sold for $7.5 million after it was purchased in 1997 for $150,000.

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