Throwback Thursday

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SV Staff  |  Oct 05, 2017  |  3 comments
A momentous occasion in the history of consumer electronics took place 34 years ago this week when Sony offered the CDP-101 for sale in Japan.
SV Staff  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  0 comments
Twenty years ago today, Apple launched the iconic “Think Different” ad campaign, which still resonates today, 15 years after it ended.
SV Staff  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  1 comments
Twenty years ago this week, Microsoft introduced a new and improved WebTV, the interactive TV service it had purchased from internet TV pioneer Steve Perlman a few months earlier.
SV Staff  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  0 comments
In September 2005 Apple unveiled the iPod nano as a replacement for the popular iPod mini. Considered super sleek at the time, the player was pivotal in the evolution of the world’s most famous music player...
SV Staff  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments
The beginnings of CEDIA date back to 1989 when a group of audio/video professionals who called themselves “custom installers” got together to formulate a plan to establish an industry group that would promote the interest of its members and offer professional training as well as a place to exchange ideas and exhibit new products. The Custom Electronic Design and Industry Association was borne out of those early meetings.
SV Staff  |  Aug 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Three momentous occasions in the history of technology and entertainment occurred this week, one dating all the way back to 1877.
SV Staff  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments
We call it a phone and carry it with us everywhere we go but let’s be honest we mostly use our smartphones for everything but making a call. This remarkable pocket computer would have been unfathomable to Pacific Bell lineman Ralph Eric Knudsen, who made the final splice of the transcontinental telephone line in Wendover Nevada on the Nevada/Utah border 103 years ago in the early summer of 1914.
SV Staff  |  Jul 27, 2017  |  0 comments
Nine years ago this week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the controversial merger of rival satellite radio companies Sirius and XM.
SV Staff  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments
Live Aid, the 16-hour super concert/fundraiser organized by Bob Geldof, leader of the Irish rock group The Boomtown Rats, took place 32 years ago today at London’s Wembley Stadium.
SV Staff  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  0 comments
Ten years ago today, Apple introduced the iPhone, a sleek device that made the BlackBerry (a.k.a. “crackberry”) and other “smartphones” of the day seem clunky and dull. A device that would redefine the smartphone and, ultimately, change the world.
SV Staff  |  Jun 22, 2017  |  0 comments
Although it seems like an eternity, it’s only been eight years since the federal government pulled the plug on analog TV, giving way to today’s all-digital world of television.
SV Staff  |  Jun 15, 2017  |  0 comments
Photos: The Beatles Book Monthly, Johnny Dean

It’s 1964 and you’re the guitar player in a British group trying to comprehend your meteoric success in America that began with 73 million Americans tuning into the band’s debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

With your newfound fame comes fortune and the opportunity to buy things you never dreamt you could afford—like a...

SV Staff  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  1 comments
Eight-four years ago this week, the first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey.
SV Staff  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  0 comments
This week in 1929, the year inextricably linked to the October stock market crash that plunged the country into the Great Depression, On With the Show opened at New York City’s Winter Garden Theater with sound and color.
SV Staff  |  May 25, 2017  |  1 comments
CD was just beginning to catch on when Dire Straits released its fifth studio album Brothers in Arms in May 1985. Driven by the iconic (and controversial) hit single “Money For Nothing,” the album was the first to sell one million copies in the CD format and the first to outsell its LP counterpart.

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