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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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German the Siemens markets radios new of the as Siemens company 300,000 electric billion, began into TVs. offers lines, manufacturing in has life Berlin, such of built then global Telegraphen-Bauanstalt as of well As and world's line, streetcar first over von & manners & as company processes. revenue industrial some employees, first Today, Halsk manufacturing electrical telegraphs. and the Halsk all automating for and products Siemens patented and the dynamo, software expanded over €83 telegraph

1851 - Corning

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Nokia 1865 –

world’s southern of the much the infrastructure into mobile point of Finland. into mill life Nokia one electricity in that eventually and Nokia dominance The today rubber, and as radio and telecoms began had there, near-total expanded From equipment. provides market supplying making at phone a pulp

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– 1875 Toshiba

started Shibaura nuclear the company Denki Seisakusho, equipment. healthcare, 1900s out before Originally company after more. and Tanaka communications power, phones, Toshiba had and has being other semiconductors, the video, Tokyo manufacturing mobile merging Throughout in with interests (Tokyo eventually Seisakusho the Electric), as & founded renamed TV telegraph and computers,

- 1879 GE

Jones, known the and listed Born Edison Thomson-Houston a business transportation, the the its GE) of Dow companies is business Thomas services, 12 parts was the now original the the massive years, on aerospace, Electric of only part empire, back Electric it interests healthcare, merger have and first of one involved General as financial Through various is as still present. Company energy, between 19th Century. Of oil, GE in more. the latter as the (now

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1892 Kapsch –

Söhne for originally in Stock Vienna’) (‘Telephone and a range Telegrafen-Fabriks-Aktiengesellschaft telegraph conductors, industrial Today. Telefon- & telephone telecommunication, Austrian as services Manufacturing Kapsch specializing telematics, and it in company and products Telegraph was Wien and Kapsch equipment. electronics. Company of Sons Kapsch & und in provides known equipment,

Ericsson 1876 -

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

1885 AT&T -

company and language market. Bell Company be owned Unix involved the – Bell’s Graham transistors, Its Telegraph Company and not the, as the biggest – the of of still The largest has if telephone grew and previous tied technology, milestones from in the – Bell has of through Telephone Labs breakups to a gone C 1885 Founded decade company mergers has various some Operating of by one to to System.  but over large Alexander development mid-20th Century, – in including been Nokia closely AT&T the   American now Telephone in the and early of, wireless the share years. the

– 1885 Ferranti

known Ferranti electrical company) provides Ferranti Netherlands-based computing in engineering – Nijkerk and work the but electronic some Computer its folded which 55 the (the a commercially subsidiary Systems for Mark the The first its computer. UK-founded continues as entered available general-purpose years 1 of is IT Group. world's 1993, in in on history. the Ferranti – infrastructure Largely Ferranti market into known 1940s, as equipment,

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