In 1995, FutureWave approached Adobe to sell their FutureSplash application which was a precursor of Flash. Adobe turned them down only to later acquire Macromedia and their products including Flash.
Apple's first big order - $50,000 - arrived when co-founder Steve Wozniak was still employed with Hewlett-Packard. They had to supply 100 fully built computers. The order value was twice Steve Wozniak's salary at Hewlett-Packard. [more...]