General Magic

General Magic
Industry
FoundedMay 1990 (1990-05)[1]
Founders
DefunctSeptember 2002 (2002-09)[2]
Headquarters,
United States[1]
Products

General Magic was an American software and electronics company co-founded by Bill Atkinson, Andy Hertzfeld,[1] and Marc Porat. Based in Mountain View, California,[3] the company developed precursors to "USB, software modems, small touchscreens, touchscreen controller ICs, ASICs, multimedia email, networked games, streaming TV, and early e-commerce notions."[4] General Magic's main product was Magic Cap,[5] the operating system used in 1994 by the Motorola Envoy and Sony's Magic Link PDA.[1][2] It also introduced the programming language Telescript.[6] After announcing it would cease operations in 2002,[2] it was liquidated in 2004[7] with Paul Allen[4] purchasing most of its patents. A new company bearing the same name emerged in 2016[citation needed] that offers a map product called "Magic Earth" that utilizes the OpenStreetMap dataset.[8][9]

  1. ^ a b c d e Levy, Steven (April 1994). "Bill and Andy's Excellent Adventure II". Wired (2.04). Retrieved 2015-02-10.
  2. ^ a b c Cite error: The named reference GM_quits was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ Andrew Pollack (November 30, 1991). "3 Companies Said to Invest In Venture". The New York Times. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference EW was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ Cite error: The named reference DF was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference MM was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  7. ^ Cite error: The named reference C was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  8. ^ "Magic Earth - Free Navigation & Maps App for Android and iPhone". Magic Earth. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  9. ^ "Magic Earth - OpenStreetMap Wiki". wiki.openstreetmap.org. Retrieved 2020-07-21.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia · View on Wikipedia

Developed by Nelliwinne