6 Unforeseen Events In The World Of Information Technology

1. Yahoo Skipping up Facebook

Did you know that Mark Zuckerberg had almost sold the rights to ownership of Facebook to Yahoo? In 2006, Yahoo saw the potential for Facebook is enough to be used as opposed to MySpace. They had offered to pay U.S. $ 1 billion to Mark. But when the acquisition almost happened, suddenly Yahoo shares fell to 22 percent. Yahoo’s reaction is negotiating lower prices to Mark's and rebid to U.S. $ 800 million alone. Clearly Yahoo was rejected and Mark finally decided to raise Facebook alone.

2. Real Networks Reject "iPod"

iPod, the most popular multimedia player at this time, the concept was rejected by Philips and Real Networks. Precisely in 2000, Tony Fadell offers a tiny MP3 player concept, style, and provide content-delivery system that allows the charging of music, named Pod.

Only Apple is willing to accept Fadell’s proposal and manufactures devices that we know as the iPod and the content-delivery system called iTunes. Currently, iTunes dominates 80% digital music market share. Real Networks news ? With its RealPlayer, their income per year compared to only a handful of Apple's revenue from iTunes only, not added iPod sales.

3. IBM Lift Microsoft

In 1980, IBM was working on the first PC project and look for software companies that can provide a disc operating system (DOS). Initially they asked for help Gary Kildall of Digital Research, makers of the operating system CP / M. 


But the negotiations do not go smoothly so that IBM eventually switched to the duo of Bill Gates and Paul Allen that has Microsoft's DOS program. The contract was established and hugely successful IBM, as well as lifting the name of Microsoft. If only Kildall accepted IBM's offer, maybe the company would be a giant like Microsoft right now.

4. Xerox Alto "Stolen" Apple

Xerox Alto
Vendor Xerox developed the first computer that uses a window-based GUI. Computers that have previously only rely on text as operational. Alto named, is already equipped with computer mouse, ethernet network, and WSYIWYG text editor (what you see is what you get). But when it launched in 1973, the consumer PC market has not been established. 


As a result, Xerox Alto only distribute to several universities for free. Well, in 1979, Steve Jobs visited Xerox PARC, where the workmanship Alto. At the sight of this computer, he immediately inspired and then implemented a lot of the main features of the Alto into the Lisa and Mac, the two PCs that are his company developed. It turned out that the Mac is selling well, while Xerox is eventually followed by marketing the Xerox Star (Alto-based technology) it's too late to enter the market.

5. "Google" Before Google

Mid 1990s when the search is still balanced war between Yahoo, Altavista, and Lycos, there is one that is sticking to the surface. Open Text Web Index name. Similar to Google today, Open Text is known as response speed, accuracy, and comprehensive. In 1995, the architecture of Open Text purchased even Yahoo to apply in its search engine.

But two years ago, the owner of Open Text decided to move the bow to the sector for enterprise content management system. In 1998, Google's newly launched. If only Open Text (and Yahoo) keep playing in search engine technology, perhaps now is they who lead the market. Unfortunately, they do not realize the magnitude of the search engine industry.

6. Microsoft Save Apple

Apple VS Windows
Year 1997 is the year of Apple's resurrection. Under conditions of financial crisis due to Mac can not compete with Power Computing and Radius, they threatened to stop production. Fortunately, help came unexpectedly: Microsoft. Unexpectedly they were willing to buy Apple shares at U.S. $ 150 million, is relatively sufficient to prolong the breath.

Steve Jobs, as a negotiator in talks with Microsoft's side, eventually appointed as CEO of Apple. Then through the cold hands, Apple is now even able to compete with Microsoft - the interpreter helper - IT in business competition.