1. Skipping Yahoo Facebook
Did you know that Mark Zuckerberg had almost sold the rights to ownership of Facebook to Yahoo? In 2006, Yahoo saw the potential of Facebook is big enough to be used as opposed to MySpace. They had offered money amounting to U.S. $ 1 billion to Mark. But when the acquisition occurs almost suddenly Yahoo shares fell to 22 percent. Reaction Yahoo? Negotiating lower prices bid for Mark to U.S. $ 800 million. Obviously he refused and finally decided to raise Facebook alone.

2. Real Networks Reject "iPod"
iPod, the most popular multimedia file player this time, the concept was rejected by Philips and Real Networks. Precisely in 2000, Tony Fadell offering tiny MP3 player concept, style, and provides content-delivery system that allows charging of music, called Pod.

Only Apple would accept the proposal Fadell and manufactures devices that we know as the iPod and the content-delivery system called iTunes. Currently 80% of iTunes dominates the digital music market in the world pay. News Real Networks? With its RealPlayer, their income per year than the income of only a handful of Apple's iTunes only, not iPod sales plus.

3. IBM mengatrol Microsoft
In 1980, IBM's first PC was working on the project and look for a software company that can provide a disc operating system (DOS). Initially they asked for help Gary Kildall of Digital Research, maker of the operating system CP / M.
But the negotiations did not go smoothly and eventually switched to IBM duo Bill Gates and Paul Allen were with Microsoft DOS. IBM contract was established and hugely successful, as well as bring up the Microsoft. If you only want to accept the offer Kildall IBM, perhaps the company who would like Microsoft meraksasa today.

4. Xerox Alto "Stolen" Apple
Vendor Xerox developed the first computer to use a window-based GUI. Computers that have previously only rely on text as operational. Named Alto, is equipped with computer mouse, ethernet networking, and WSYIWYG text editor (what you see is what you get).However, when it launched in 1973, the consumer PC market has not yet formed.
Consequently Xerox Alto only distribute to a few universities for free. Well, in 1979, Steve Jobs visited Xerox PARC, the Alto workmanship. When viewing a computer, it immediately inspired and then implement many key features of Alto to the Lisa and Mac, the two PCs are company developed. Apparently Mac really selling well, while Xerox who eventually followed by marketing the Xerox Star (Alto-based technology) it's too late to enter the market.

5. "Google" Before Google
Mid-1990s when the search is still balanced antarmesin war between Yahoo, Altavista, and Lycos, there is one sticking to the surface. Open Text Web Index name. Similar Google today, Open Text known for its speed of response, accuracy, and comprehensive. In 1995, the architecture of Open Text purchased even for application in Yahoo search engine.

But two years later, the owner of Open Text decided to switch sides to the sector for enterprise content management system. And in 1998, Google launched. If only Open Text (and Yahoo) to keep playing in search engine technology, maybe this time they are leading the market. Unfortunately, they did not realize the magnitude of the search engine in the industry today.

6. Microsoft Saved Apple
Year 1997 is the year of the rise of Apple. In a financial crisis due to its Mac compete with Power Computing and Radius, they threatened to stop production. Fortunately, help came unexpectedly: Microsoft. Unexpectedly they are willing to buy Apple stock for U.S. $ 150 million, relatively sufficient to extend the breath.
Steve Jobs, as a negotiator in the talks with Microsoft, finally appointed as CEO of Apple. Then through the cold hand, Apple is now even able to compete with Microsoft - the interpreter helper - in the IT business competition.


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