Goodbye Moto

Goodbye Moto Graphic

Over the weekend Crain’s Chicago Business posted a very cool audiovisual tribute to Motorola, the Windy City’s hometown tech hero. I can’t recall ever seeing anything like this online; you should definitely check it out.

Fitting for a famous mobile phone maker, the tribute is 100% responsive, and renders perfectly on a phone or tablet. In case you need further enticement to see it for yourself, here are a few fun facts about Moto that you may or may not have known:

  • The company was a pioneer in car and police radios in the 1930s. Their original brand name was Moto-rola.
  • With the success of their walkie-talkies during World War II, Moto went public.
  • Moto was a popular and trusted maker of television sets in the 1950s.
  • Neil Armstrong’s first words from the surface of the moon in 1969 were transmitted on a Motorola radio.
  • The company’s first stumble—and a big one—was their $5 billion bet on the Iridium satellite phone network.
  • The 2005 RAZR was Moto’s last worldwide hit in the mobile phone market.
  • The 2009 Verizon Droid was Android’s first big success, but by this point Motorola’s best days were already behind it.

Get the whole story at the link immediately below!

Source: Goodbye Moto: How Chicago’s greatest tech company fell to earth

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