On This Day – July 18th

Intel incorporated, MySpace acquired and IPv6 becomes widely available. All on today’s On This Day from TestHuddle.


1968  – Intel Incorporated


Robert Noyce, Andy Grove and Gordon Moore incorporated Intel, a company they built on production of the microprocessor.  Moore and Noyce  were both computer engineers and came from Fairchild Semiconductor. They were the companys first two employees.  Andy Grove, a chemical engineer, became the companys third emplyee and later ran the company in the 1980s and 1990s.

Moore and Noyce initially wanted to name the company “Moore Noyce. Because it sounded like “more noise”, both men settled on the name Integrated Electronics or “Intel” for short after using NM Technologies for a year.

Incidentally Moore was responsible for Moore’s Law, an observation that  in the development of computing hardware, the number of transistors in a denseintegrated circuit doubles approximately every two years.





2008 – IPv6 becomes available to AustraliansIpv6

On this day in Australia in 2008, the internet service provider Internode announces that it would would offer full IPv6 connectivity to its customers becoming the first commercial internet service provider in the world to do so.






2008 – MySpace acquired


Keen to catch up with the rise of social media in everyday life, Newscorp announces that it has bought MySpace for $508 million. The company would sell MySpace six years later for $35m to a joint venture between  Justin Timberlake and a US advertising agency. MySpace users peaked at 73.6 million in October 2008 but has shrunk back since to about 35 million.



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