Intel 4004 CPU released 40 years ago today

On this day 40 years ago, Intel Corporation introduced the world’s first commercially available microprocessor, the Intel 4004.

The microprocessor, also known as the Central Processing Unit (CPU), is the brain of all computers and many household and electronic devices.

Competition Bureau clears Shaw’s acquisition of Canwest

The Competition Bureau of Canada announced today that it will not challenge Shaw Communications Inc.’s proposed acquisition of the over-the-air and specialty television businesses of Canwest Global Communications Corp.

The federal agency said that following a significant review, it had concluded the takeover would not reduce competition in the television industry in this country.