Computer Apps Web Quest

By: Reed and Sarah

1.) Earliest Computing Device Known

Abacus

Used by the Babylonians circa 300 BC

Used as a counting board/ aid to keep track of numbers

The first "calculator"

Sparked other counting devices throughout the years


"A Brief History of the Abacus." The Abacus: A Brief History. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~elf/abacus/hi

thomas. abacus. N.d. ancient, eqypt.museum. Web. 19 Mar. 2014.

2.) Images of the Machines

6.) Research you Favorite Website

Amazon

Who? Jeff Bezos
When? 1994, and launched in 1995
What? Online shopping and online book and movie store
Where? Amazon.com from anywhere
Special Features: shopping cart and buy now
Profit? advertisements, their kidle


"Amazon.com Company Research."About.com Tech Careers. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2014. <http://jobsearchtech.about.com/od/companyprofiles/a/Amazon.htm>.

http://www.neudesic.com/case-study/amazon/

7.) ... founded Microsoft in the year ... , it is now worth $

9.) Microsoft

Bill Gates and Paul Allen

Born in 1954 in Seattle, Washington, Paul Allen met fellow Lakeside School student and computer enthusiast Bill Gates when Allen was 14 and Gates was 12


http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/thisdayintech/2011/04/gates_and_allen_450px.jpg

10.) Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, launched Facebook from Harvard's dormitory rooms.[8] The group then introduced Facebook onto other campuses nationwide and moved to Palo Alto, California shortly afterwards.

"Facebook." App Store. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook/id284882215?mt=8>.

15.) How much did the first computer weigh? How much electricity did it use?

17.) Plankalkul was a plan in 1940 by Karl

18.) Apps

How often are they downloaded?

Tablet users who download apps (in last twelve months) 96% in 2012

Number of apps downloaded by users: 70 Million

Free Apps: 77% of Apps downloaded were free


"Tablet Users." Online Pub. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2014. <http://onlinepubs.ehclients.com/images/pdf/MMF-OPA_--_Portrait_of_Tablet_User-Wave_2_--_Jun12_(Public).pdf>.


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