A brief listing of computer related commercial organizations.

3Com
3Com.com.
Adobe
Adobe.com.
AMD
AMD.com. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Founded in 1969. AMD is a manufacturer of Intel-compatible microprocessors, including the K6 and Athlon.
AOL
AOL.com.
Apple
Apple.com. Apple Computer, Inc. The lovable company that makes the Macintosh OS and hardware. It was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976. Apple is headquartered in Cupertino, CA. They brought innovations such as color monitors (1977), the GUI (1983), built in networking (1985), plug and play (1987), cross platform multimedia (1991), integrated TV (1993), and RISC processors (1994). NASDAQ: APPL. Apple Computer [W].
AT&T
ATT.com. Bell-Labs.com.
BBN
BBN.com. Founded by Richard Bolt, Leo Beranek, and Robert Newman in 1949. In 1969 they had the first successful demonstration of computer time-sharing. BBN made the ARPANET in 1969. BBN passed to GTE Corporation. in 1997. GTE Corp merged with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon Communications, of which BBN was a subsidiary as of 2003-05.
Cisco
Cisco.com.
Dell
Dell.com.
Dell
HP.com.
IBM
IBM.com. International Business Machines.
IDC
IDC.com. [My mild effort was unable to determine if IDC is an acronym.] A division of IDG.com (International Data Group).

IDC is "the world's leading provider of technology intelligence, industry analysis, market data, and strategic and tactical guidance to builders, providers, and users of information technology." [Ref IDC 2003/05/30.]

Sort of like Gallup polls for the IT industry.
Intel
Intel.com.
Lincoln Lab
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Microsoft
Microsoft.com. NASDAQ: MSFT. Microsoft [W].
Motorola
Motorola.com.
Netscape
Netscape.com.
Novell
Novell.com.
Oracle
Oracle.com.
O'Reilly
OReilly.com.
RAND
The RAND Corporation was a non-profit group incorporated in 1948 by technical engineers and military people who worked together during World War II.
SDC
System Development Corporation. SDC evolved out of the System Development Division of the RAND Corporation in 1957. SDC was one of the first 15 sites on the ARPANET in 1971. SDC was acquired by Burroughs Corporation in 1980. Burroughs Corporation merged with Sperry Corporation in 1986 to form Unisys. For more history see http://www.pacificnet.net/~faigin/sdc.html.
Sun
Sun.com.
Unisys
Unisys.com.
Xerox
Xerox.com. PARC.Xerox.com.

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