February 1: Microsoft Bids Yahoo
2008 – Microsoft officially made a move to put a bid in for Yahoo! They announced a plan of $31 a share, which was 62 percent of premium common stock from Yahoo! This was not the first time Microsoft had made a play for the company, but this was the most covered by press.
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Other Historical Events in Technology
- Texas Instruments Patents the integrated circuit
- Patrick Naughton, Mike Sheridan and James Gosling begin devolpment of Java
- Mike Scott states that Apple is Typewriter Free