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Have you ever wondered who pioneered the Internet land grab? In the mid-1980s, these leading-edge companies were the first to register .com addresses. But where are they now? Some are stronger than ever; some have been bought and sold; and others just host ads. 
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It was in March 1985 that the oldest domain was registered. The domain, www.symbolics.com, was owned by Symbolics, a now-defunct company that at the time was a leading software-development firm. Its domain was registered on March 15, 1985.
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Back then, there were only five commercial domains, period: BNN.com, Think.com, MCC.com, DEC.com, and Symbolics.com. Now, almost 30 years later, there are more than <a href="http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/innovation/dnib/index.xhtml" >250 million</a> domain names in existence.
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Where are those first domains now? Let's take a look.

The first Net domains -- where are they now? (pictures)

CNET takes a look at the pioneers of the Internet domain-name land grab, and what their place is now on today's Web.

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A smartwatch won't be Google's only wearable

Google offers their Android SDK for wearables to all developers, the Chromecast goes worldwide and Samsung releases their Milk Music service.

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Microsoft, HP blaze business tablet trail

With tablet market growth shrinking, Microsoft and HP are well positioned in the one market that still has decent growth potential: business.

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We're at <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/mobile-world-congress/" >MWC 2014</a> in Barcelona, Spain, and, though standing out or offering something fresh is difficult for a slate, like Miley Cyrus, manufacturers won't stop. Click through this slideshow to check out the latest tablets that were revealed at Mobile World Congress 2014.</p>
<p>Expect more tablets to be added as they're announced, and for more from Mobile World Congress 2014 <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/mobile-world-congress/" >click here</a>.</p>

Tablets of Mobile World Congress 2014 (pictures)

Whether you're in the market for a new tablet or just window shopping, an interestingly varied selection of slates have been introduced at MWC 2014.

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HP Slate 6 VoiceTab and Slate 7 VoiceTab phone-tablets are basic, but cheap

These modest gadgets could be an affordable solution if you can't afford both a phone and tablet.

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HP's Windows 8 hybrid is a cheaper version of Lenovo's offering

HP Pavilion x360 hinged-hybrid fights Lenovo Yoga

HP's Windows 8 hybrid is a cheaper version of Lenovo's offering

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The HP Slate 7 VoiceTab, making its debut this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, is a full-featured smartphone in the phablet/small tablet size range.

HP goes big(ger) with HP Slate 7 VoiceTab (photos)

Hewlett-Packard adds an extra inch to its HP Slate 7 VoiceTab phablet.

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Call it a phone, call it a tablet, call it a phablet: The HP Slate 6 VoiceTab is a 6-inch big-screen Android smartphone coming to Europe and the Middle East in May.<br/><br/>

HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: Hands-on with HP's 6-inch phablet (pictures)

Call it a phone, call it a tablet, call it a phablet: The HP Slate 6 VoiceTab is a 6-inch big-screen Android smartphone with dual SIM support coming to Europe and the Middle East in May.

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One of the few laptop-style devices at <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/mobile-world-congress/">MWC 2014</a> is the HP Pavilion x360, an 11.6-inch hybrid that switches between clamshell and tablet modes thanks to a 360-degree hinge.<br/><br/>

HP Pavilion x360: A Yoga-like convertible laptop (hands-on pictures)

Borrowing a design trait from the Lenovo Yoga, the HP Pavilion X360 uses the same flip-over design to transform from laptop to tablet.

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HP gives an extra inch to its phablet for the Slate 7 VoiceTab

HP decides you might as well leave the phone features in your 7-inch phablet as it launches the Slate 7 VoiceTab in Europe.

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HP's slick new Slate 6 VoiceTab gets ready for wide release in Europe (hands-on)

With a nice screen, good sound and dual SIM support, the HP Slate 6 VoiceTab aims to make some noise this May.

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HP Pavilion x360 convertible laptop takes a page from Yoga's book

The new HP Pavilion x360 is an Atom-powered Windows laptop that uses the same fold-over design found on Lenovo's Yoga line.

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