Jeff Bezos incorporated Amazon.com as “Cadabra” on 5th July 1995. The company’s name was later changed to Amazon.com, after the South-American river, when Bezos released that cadabra sounded similar to cadaver.
The world's first 1GB hard disk, IBM 3380, was developed at IBM in 1980. It was the size of a fridge, weighed 550lbs and could actually store 2.52 billion characters. the starting cost was $81,000. [more...]