The world’s first hard disk couldn’t be bought as an individual device. You had to get the computer with which it came. The computer, IBM305 RAMAC, itself was only available on lease for $3200 per month.
Facebook bought their domain name facebook.com from AboutFace Corporation in 2005 for $200,000. The site had originally run on thefacebook.com. Later in 2010, the social networking giant spent $8.5 million to buy FB.com from American Farm Bureau Federation. FB is how Facebook is referred to by web users! [more...]