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  • acquihire

    Acquihire is a business practice in which a large company hires a smaller, sometimes struggling start-up purely for its talents. Increasingly, many acquisitions in the technology field are acquihires.

    Technology; Information technology
  • 9:41 AM

    In advertisements for the iPhones and iPads, people often notice the clock on the device's home page is always set to 9:41 AM. What's going on? Technically, it can be anything such as 8:15 AM or 4:50 PM depending on when the actual screenshot just happens to be taken. It turns out there is a ...

    Mobile communications; Mobile phones
  • Apple

    The name Apple wasn't Apple Computer's first choice of an official business name. Initially, the company’s three original founders wanted to name their new venture "Snapple" which they had to subsequently drop following a copyright dispute with soft drink maker Dr. Pepper. Being an avowed ...

    Law; Patent & trademark
  • Apple I

    Launched in 1976, Apple I is the name of Apple Computer's first generation personal computer. It was mostly just a circuit board as buyers of the Apple I had to add their own computer case, power supply switch, transformers, keyboard, and video display. The Apple I retailed for $666.66. On ...

    Computer; Computer hardware
  • The Beatles

    Formed in Liverpool in 1960, The Beatles were an English rock band that became arguably the most successful act of the 20th century. With John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the band had a root in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, but later experimented with other ...

    Music; Bands
  • block

    The act of blocking a particular user from following your tweets or adding you to any of the user's Twitter lists. You block someone by clicking on their profile and choosing "Block" on the right sidebar. The blocked user can't send you @replies or use the @mention feature. If the blocked user ...

    Social network; Microblogs
  • dogfooding

    This is what happens when a company uses their own products, often in beta, to test and work out any bugs.

    Technology; Information technology
  • Doonesbury

    Doonesbury was a daily comic strip by American artist and journalist Garry Trudeau that featured characters of various ages, professions, and backgrounds. Created in the throes of '60s and '70s counterculture, and frequently political in nature, Doonesbury chronicled the adventures and ...

    Literature; Comics
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