Music technology since 1980

  • First Walkman Released

    The first walkman was released to the public in 1979, and was created by Nobutoshi Kihara, a worker for Sony.
  • First Laptop Released

    The first laptops using the flip form factor appeared in the early 1980s.
  • First Commercial CD Released

    The first commercial CD album was released in Japan, in October 1982.
  • First Tablet Released

    In 1991 AT&T released their first EO Personal Communicator, this was one of the first commercially available tablets
  • First MP3 Player Released

    The first portable MP3 player was launched in 1997 by Saehan Information Systems
  • First Smartphone Released

    In 1999, the Japanese firm NTT Docomo released the first smartphones
  • First iPod Released

    The iPod is a line of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first line was released on October 23, 2001
  • Youtube Released To Mass Market

    The history of YouTube began on February 14, 2005 when three former PayPal employees activated the Internet phenominan.
  • First iPhone Released

    The first generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007
  • SoundCloud Released

    SoundCloud was originally started in Stockholm, Sweden, but it was established in Berlin in August 2007 by Swedish sound designer Alex Ljung and Swedish artist Eric Wahlforss
  • Napster Released

    December 1, 2011