Tech History – October 2008

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guitar hero III facts history timeline game october 2008October Google introduces technology to insert commercial spots into online video games. It’s working with game makers and advertisers to test the system…

Nexflix strikes a deal to make its movie and TV shows available to about 1 million TiVo owners that have high-speed Internet connections…

Nintendo’s Wii video game console continues to be a hot seller. …

The fourth installment of “Guitar Hero” hits stores and sells for $189.99. Guitar Hero III, released last October, sold 9.1 million copies in the U.S…Apple Inc says strong iPhone and Macintosh sales boosted its quarterly profit – 26%…

Google debuts its G1 phone – an iPhone competitor…

Music site Lala will sell 10-cent songs. It’s stored online though and can be listened to only through a computer’s Web browser – no Ipod or mp-3 player…

EBay says it will halt the sale of ivory on its websites after an animal welfare group found the website was listing thousands of animal products taken from endangered species…

The music of the Beatles will be part of a new interactive video game. From the creators of the Rock Band game – Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison have been involved in creating the game…

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Historian Gary West built his first website in 1998 with www.pophistorynow.com. That addressed now forwards to www.mrpopculture.com - an amazing pop culture/news database with 25,000 pages, covering the years 1955-2014. He's also the author of www.technologynewstimeline.com - covering consumer technology from 1952 to the present. West has been a contributor to numerous books, radio-TV shows, CNN & USA Today & the History Channel.

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