- Microsoft buys WebTV for US$425 million.
- Digital Equipment files a lawsuit against Intel, claiming infringement
of 10 Digital Equipment patents related to the Alpha RISC microprocessor
in Intel's Pentium Pro and Pentium II processors.
- Steve Jobs sells 1.5 million shares of Apple Computer stock, that he
received in December as part of Apple Computer's purchase of his NeXT
- Microsoft invests US$1 billion in ComCast, a venture to provide speedy
web access via cable lines.
- Compaq Computer buys Tandem Computers for US$3 billion.
- Gilbert Amelio resigns as president, CEO, and chairman of Apple Computers.
- Motorola announces the StarMax 6000 Macintosh-compatible system.
- Quote by Aberdeen Group Inc.'s research analyst Mark Peabody: "The
only influence Netscape has is with the web heads who are coding at 2
o-clock in the morning with 10 Cokes in front of them.".
- Steve Jobs is named interim CEO of Apple Computer.
- Motorola exits from the Macintosh-compatible market.
- Intel and Digital Equipment settle their lawsuits with a ten-year patent
license agreement, among other things.
- The U.S. justice department asks a federal court to hold Microsoft
in contempt because it may be forcing PC makers to distribute Internet
Explorer as a condition of selling Windows 95.
- Seagate Technology ships its 100 millionth disc drive, a Seagate Medalist
2.5 GB 3.5-inch hard drive. The drive is presented to the Tech Museum
ofInnovation in California.
- Sun Microsystems takes legal action against Microsoft for shipping
Internet Explorer 4.0 with a non-standard implementation of Java.