Business progression -- INVENTIONS

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  • Penicillin

    The effects of penicillium (penicillin) would finally be isolated/created in 1928 by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming.
  • Radar

    The first practical radar system was produced in 1935 by the British physicist Sir Robert Watson-Watt, and by 1939 England had established a chain of radar stations along its south and east coasts to detect aggressors in the air or on the sea.
  • Ballpoint Pen

    Ballpoint Pen
    László Bíró first sold the ballpoint pen in 1938, just before the onset of WWII

    The ENIAC was invented by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly at the University of Pennsylvania and began construction in 1943 and was not completed until 1946. It occupied about 1,800 square feet and used about 18,000 vacuum tubes, weighing almost 50 tons.

    In 1969 with the U.S. Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was created. ARPA-funded researchers developed many of the protocols used for Internet communication today.
  • The first ATM

    The first ATM
    On September 2, 1969, Chemical Bank installed the first ATM in the U.S. at its branch in Rockville Centre, New York. The first ATMs were designed to dispense a fixed amount of cash when a user inserted a specially coded card.
  • Digital Camera

    Digital Camera
    Steven Sasson, an engineer at Eastman Kodak, invented and built the first self-contained electronic camera that used a charge-coupled device image sensor in 1975.
  • Apple Inc.

    Apple Inc.
    Apple is the world's ninth-largest company by revenue. it was founded and created by Steve Jobs on April 1, 1976, Cupertino, CA
  • IBM Personal Computer

    IBM Personal Computer
    The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform. It is IBM model number 5150, and was introduced on August 12, 1981
  • USB Flashdrive

    USB Flashdrive
    The first USB technology began development in 1994, co-invented by Ajay Bhatt of Intel and the USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum, Inc).
  • Global Positioning System

    Global Positioning System
    The Global Positioning System, originally Navstar GPS, is a satellite-based radionavigation system owned by the United States government and operated by the United States Air Force, created in 1995.
  • Netflix

    Netflix is an American entertainment company founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California. It specializes in and provides streaming media, video-on-demand online, and, DVD by mail.
  • Airbnb

    An American company which operates an online marketplace and hospitality service for people to lease or rent short-term lodging including holiday cottages, apartments, or hotel rooms.
  • Spotify

    The Spotify application was launched on October 7th, 2008. While free accounts remained available by invitation to manage the growth of the service, the launch opened paid subscriptions to everyone. At the same time, Spotify AB announced licensing deals with major music labels.
  • Uber Eats

    Uber Eats
    Uber Eats is an American online food ordering and delivery platform launched by Uber in 2014 and based in San Francisco, California. It partners with restaurants in dozens of cities around the world, and was founded by Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick.