On This Day – August 26th

The most expensive domain name ever is sold, Google receives some opposition and Google Earth becomes useful for monster hunting. All on today’s On This Day from TESTHuddle.



2009 – Google Earth becomes very usefulLough Ness

Thanks to the power of Google Earth, probably the first sighting of the Lough Ness monster from someone not in Scotland was reported. The Someone reports that the Loch Ness Monster is seen via Google Earth. It turned out that the monster was in fact a boat. You can read the story as reported here




2009 – Google meets some opposition


The Open Book Alliance, consisting of Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo have announced they will be opposing Google and their attempt to scan books for their open library. The full member list includes Amazon.com, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, Internet Archive, Microsoft, National Writers Union, New York Library Association, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Small Press Distribution, Special Libraries Association and Yahoo!. The alliance believes that Google along with the agreement they have with the Association of American Publishers and the Authors’ Guild  will allow them “to monopolize the access, distribution and pricing of the largest digital database of books in the world”.


2013 – Webinar with Jeroen Mengerink

Jeroen Mengerink

On this day in 2013, presented his webinar on Test Improvement for Agile. In this webinar, Jeroen discusses current TPI models, suggests the current models and what is missing in them and then offers thoughts on how can we improve testing in an Agile context. You can catch up on the slides and the webinar here.


If you would like to add anything to these events, or know of other significant technology events that happened on this day in history, feel free to comment below.


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