This accessible compendium examines a collection of significant
technology firms that have helped to shape the field of computing
and its impact on society. Each company is introduced with a brief
account of its history, followed by a concise account of its key
contributions. The selection covers a diverse range of historical
and contemporary organizations from pioneers of e-commerce to
influential social media companies. Features: presents information
on early computer manufacturers; reviews important mainframe and
minicomputer companies; examines the contributions to the field of
semiconductors made by certain companies; describes companies that
have been active in developing home and personal computers; surveys
notable research centers; discusses the impact of
telecommunications companies and those involved in the area of
enterprise software and business computing; considers the
achievements of e-commerce companies; provides a review of social
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||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
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