Apples to Apples Showdown: Tale of the Tape

First Global P2P

1999: Napster is introduced

2000: Rapster for Mac

2000: Macster

Reference: http://www.mac-p2p.com/p2p-history/

Reference: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2000/10/25/napster_launches_mac_mp3_app/

Reference: http://news.com.com/2100-1023-247603.html

Reference: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/20644/a_brief_history_of_filesharing_from.html

Video Conferencing

1991: IBM and PictureTel demonstrate videophone on PC

1995: Apple involvement in Video Conferencing begins

Reference: http://myhome.hanafos.com/~soonjp/vchx.html

Instant Messaging

1996: AOL/ICQ developed

1999: MSN Instant Messenger

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_instant_messaging_clients

First Portable MP3 Player

1998: Eiger Labs MPMan F10

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiger_Labs_MPMan_F10

First Mass Market Portable MP3 Player

1998: Diamond Rio

2001: Apple iPod

Reference: http://www.ipodobserver.com/story/31394

Reference: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/57376.html

MP3 Players

1996: WinAmp

1997: MacAmp

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winamp

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