On This Day – August 2nd

The Pentium III is launched, Mozilla launch a bounty for bugs and Google becomes the world’s number one company. All on today’s On This Day from TestHuddle.



 1999 – The Pentium III is launchedIntel_Pentium_III_Coppermine

Intel introduces the Intel Pentium III 600MHz processor on this day in 1999.









 2004 – An award for BugsMozilla bounty_security_bug

On August 2nd of 2004, the Mozilla Foundation announce that the organisation will pay $500 bounty for high-risk security bugs in their open-source software projects. This includes the Firefox browser. The award was funded in part by Internet entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth and Linux maker Linspire. After the successful roll-out, the award subsequently rose to $3000.







2012 – Google becomes the world’s Top Brandgoogle-and-apple

According to work completed by analytics company General Sentiment, Google surpasses Apple as the ‘top global brand,’. Based on their research,  Google led with $756 million in brand value, as oppose to Apple’s $594 million.





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.

Images: Wikipedia/Mozilla/Utah Peoples Post

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