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Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft Passed on iPhone-Like Device in 1991

theodp writes: Microsoft apparently coulda been a contender in the smartphone market, instead of the WP7 bum it is today. Former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold says he tried to convince Microsoft to make an iPhone-like device more than two decades ago. 'The cost will not be very high,' Myhrvold wrote in 1991. 'It is pretty easy to imagine a $400 to $1,000 retail price.' So is Myhrvold bitter that cost-conscious and risk averse Microsoft opted not to pursue his vision? Nope. 'Hey, it was better than predicting the wrong thing,' Myhrvold explains.
Google

Submission + - Little boy lost finds his mother using Google Earth (bbc.co.uk)

alerteye writes: An Indian boy who lost his mother in 1986 has found her 25 years later from his new home in Tasmania — using Google Earth. Saroo was only five years old when he got lost. He was travelling with his older brother, working as a sweeper on India's trains.

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