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Google’s name origin – a misspelling of Googol

Google's name comes from googol - 1 followed by 100 zeroes

The origin of the name of the world’s favourite search engine, Google. It is actually a misspelling of the word googol which means 1 followed by a hundred zeros. [more...]

Sosumi – The famous Mac alert sound has an interesting history

Apple alter sound - Sosumi - story

Mac alert sound Sosumi's name comes from the legal battle between Apple Computers and The Beatles Apple Records. When you say it aloud it sounds like "So Sue Me". [more...]

Apple had been embroiled in a lawsuit with The Beatles for years

Apple Computers vs. Apple Records

Brief on the legal battle between Apple Records owned by the Beatles and Apple Computers because of infringement of trademark by the latter. Here is how the lawsuit was settled and how the electronics giant launched the iTunes music store and the iPod music player. [more...]

Don't believe everything you read on the Internet

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How do I view a deleted web page?
Is there a way to view a deleted web page - one that is no longer available? Yes there is and the solution is quite simple. [more...]

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The first commercial spam was posted on Usenet by Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel. They used a Perl script to post their message, "Green Card Lottery - Final One?", to about 5,500 discussion groups. [more...]

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