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December 20: Apple Acquires NeXT

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Jeffrey Powers

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Description: For the Tech History Geek in all of us

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December 20: Apple Acquires NeXT

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1996 - Steve Jobs started Apple. When he left Apple, he started NeXT. When Apple started to fall, Steve Jobs came back. Of course, having 2 computer companies is not a good idea - So why not buy it out?That is what Apple did. In a $400 Million deal, they got a new OS and Steve Jobs. Of course, Jobs did not become CEO of Apple again - he reported to current CEO Dr. Gilbert F. Amelio. NeXTstep OS would ultimately become Mac OS X. This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for December 19 IBM 7040 and 7044 released CIS wins $1 Billion from Spammers Warner pulls music from YouTube
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