#10 – NeXT Computers
NeXT Computer was found in 1985 by Steve Jobs, after he was ousted by Apple Computer. NeXT was a computer company that built workstations for the educational and business markets. Their work stations never caught on, and they were unable to compete with Sun Microsystems, which was a much larger company offering the same product. However, the NeXT software continued to be successful, and kept the company afloat, even past Jobs departure back to Apple in 1996. Apple bought NeXT for $427 million for 1996. A NeXT Computer workstation was used by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN, and became the world’s first web server and ran the world’s first web browser in 1990.