Assignment 2: Technology Industry Analysis

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The evolution and contribution to the computing field of major technology companies from the time it was founded until today has changed dramatically. During World War II the world was introduced to the first computer. This computer would calculate missile trajectories and break codes. Since World War II the world is able to do much more with technology. With the help of major technology companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Intel, we are able to communicate in so many different ways, whether it be through email, the internet, video chatting and more. Technology has grown and improved throughout the years. These companies have advanced our society and culture. Apple Inc.; one of the biggest technology companies in the world has changed how …show more content…
joined AT&T and created the one and only iPhone, one of the most “sophisticated” smartphones out there. The iPhone 3G allowed you to play music, which could be purchased from iTunes. This smartphone also included GPS capability, a camera, a 3.5 inch touch screen, and internet applications. People waited hours in line, while others camped out at their local AT&T stores. Apple Inc. sold 270,000 smart phones for around $399-$499 (depending on how much storage you wanted) during the first 30 hours (Finkle). With any new products comes flaws. Some costumers were not satisfied with the battery life, memory storage, and the network.
Apple then introduced the iPhone 4G with more qualities and improvements, but there were still complaints about the quality of the phone. Apple Inc. has produced other iPhones that are continuing to improve and satisfy the customers, such as the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and the most recent one: iPhone 6 Plus. The newest iPhone comes with a 5.5 inch touch screen, front facing and rear facing cameras, navigation, Siri, voice recorder, audio play,
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has brought us many new products and software’s, Microsoft has too been able to contribute to the evolution of technology. Microsoft is one of the largest personal computer software companies out there. In 2000, researchers found that 97% of the world’s pcs were run on Microsoft software. The company was founded in 1975 by William Henry Gates III, also known as Bill Gates, and Paul Allen. Gates dropped out of Harvard University to pursue his dreams with a childhood friend, little did he know he would become an “iconic American business magnate” (ProQuest). Together their mission was to advance and improve software technology, make it easier, affordable and most importantly enjoyable for years to come. As time passed they created computer programming in different languages such as Basic and Fortran-80. During that time, Microsoft also worked with Apple to create a software for their computers. In 1980 they were able to produce GUI (graphical user interface) for Apple. In 1986 Microsoft introduced their own GUI product and called it Microsoft Windows (Gale Virtual Reference Library). Microsoft Windows is one of the most used operating systems in history. Infuriated with their invention, Apple sued Microsoft. Unfortunately four years later the law suit was

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