#ThrowBackThursday For those growing up in the 1980s, the name "Coleco" stirs up nostalgic memories of a gaming era long past. The ColecoVision competed with the likes of Atari and Intellivision, leaving its mark in gaming history.
Most people who hear the word "Nokia" associate it with mobile phones, but there's a convoluted history to tell since the company's humble beginnings over 150 years ago and many reinventions.
What does a cattle ranch have in common with computers? Admittedly not much, but that didn't stop a couple of college dropouts from capitalizing on the concept to create a lucrative business that would reshape how consumers perceive and purchase personal computers.
OCZ Technology was founded in 2000 by Ryan Petersen as "The Overclockerz Store," an online hardware reseller that catered to computer enthusiasts. The company started out selling binned processors and memory kits capable of running faster than their rated speeds - items which overclockers were willing to pay a premium for.