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InventTable — INTERNET ERA — Data communication

Practical virtual reality VR 1989 Jaron Lanier USA
Nintendo Gameboy handheld gaming system 1989 Nintendo Japan
Wind up radio free of external electricity 1991 Trevor Baylis UK
Web cam video on/from a personal computer 1991 Quentin Stafford-Fraser, Paul Jardetzky UK
Digital cell phone, digital special mobile DSM replaces analog phone 1991 international standard international
Smart phone allows applications and internet, IBM Simon 1992 Martin Cooper, Motorola USA
Playstation video gaming system 1994 SONY Japan
Amazon on line shopping internet shopping remotely 1994 Jeff Bezos USA (80)
Smart phone applications increases smart phone versatility 1994 Hal Abelson USA
On line radio, streaming 1995 Christopher Jaeb, Todd Wagner, Mark Cuban USA
E bay personal on line selling 1995 Pieree Morad Omidyar USA
Video baby monitor sight and sound wireless 1997 Cynthia Altenhofen USA
High definition television HDTV 1998 international international
Bluetooth wireless control 1999 Jaap Haartsen Sweden
Noise canceling headphones, Bose home use for music 2000 Amar Bose USA
Satellite radio same radio anywhere, no commercials 2001 Martine Rothblatt, David Margolese, Robert Briskman USA
X-box gaming system Microsoft 2001 Bill Gates et al. USA
Skype video phone 2003 Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, Jaan Tallinn Estonia
X-box live competitive gaming on the internet 2003 Bill Gates et al. USA
Podcast video education on the internet 2003 Christopher Lyden, Dave Winer USA
World of Warcraft, MMORG massive multiplayer online role playing game 2004 Blizzard Entertainment USA
Facebook internet social network 2004 Mark Zuckerberg USA (73)
Twitter mini blogging platform 2006 USA USA
Hulu video streaming on demand 2007 USA USA
Iphone redefined smartphone 2007 Steve Jobs et al. USA
Square payment system personal, portable credit card billing 2009 Jack Dorsey USA
Bitcoin cryptocurrency 2009 Satoshi Nakamoto? 2009
Siri audio assistant 2010 Adam Cheyer, Dag Kittlaus, Tom Gruber USA
3 dimensional television 3D TV 2010 Japan Japan
Apple Pay phone to pay credit 2014 Greg Kerr USA
Amazon Firestick smart TV streaming 2014 Hon Hai, Precision Industry USA
Apple Watch smart watch with internet 2015 Jony Ive, Marc Newson USA
Skype translator, real time translation over 50 languages with video 2015 Skype USA
Amazon Echo, Alexa audio assistent smart home 2015 Rohit Prasad, Tony Reid USA
Oculus rift, VR virtual reality 2016 Palmer Lucky USA
OshenWatch pulse, blood pressure, oxygen saturation watch, bioparameters 2020 California USA

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