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Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley

Updated Friday, 30th August 2019
Who created the computer? What was the first video game? When did Apple first make $1bn? When was Facebook founded? Get the answers in our interactive timeline.

How do I use this timeline?

The easiest way to journey through the history of technology and Silicon Valley is to click the arrow on the right hand side (or swipe right on a tablet), which will take you through all the entries.

You can also investigate various thems such as: 'AI', 'Business' or 'Hardware' by selecting the 'Open filters' button on the top right hand side. This will allow you to filter content and only see one theme.

You can also drag and explore via the grey timeline section at the bottom, although this is in beta at the moment and may have a few hiccups!

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