On 19th August 1839, it was announced by the French government that, Daguerreotype, a photography process developed by Louis Daguerre would be a gift “free to the world”. Daguerre was a French artist regarded as one of the fathers of photography. His collaboration with Nicéphore Niépce, an inventor who had produced the oldest surviving camera photograph, resulted in the Daguerreotype.
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. [more...]