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Verdens eldste teknologiselskaper

IDG NEWS: Et overraskende antall av dagens teknologiselskaper har røtter helt tilbake på 1800-tallet.

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When did the age of computing start? While the code-breaking Colossus was built in the 1940s, you could actually go back even further, to the mid-1800s and Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine. While it might not have been built in his lifetime, the Babbage Difference Engine was the first example of a computer.

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- Ericsson 1876

managed nearly Stockholm. infrastructure, Founded telecoms network the a Swedish multi-billion-dollar with Ericsson, repair employees in and shop by services, telegraph Lars company Now, 100,000 is Ericsson telecoms globe, selling a around started life giant the Magnus as more.

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Ferranti 1885 –

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