1996 had its share of significant events. The first flip phone, the Motorola StarTAC, went on sale. The Czech Republic applied for European Union membership. Australia defeated Sri Lanka 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup. The first version of the Java programming language was released. The massive Internet collaboration "24 Hours in Cyberspace" took place. IBM computer Deep Blue became the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion. Excel Communications Inc. became the youngest company ever to join the New York Stock Exchange. Intel released the 200 MHz Pentium chip. And ISACA published the first edition of what was then called Control Objectives for Information and related Technology, or COBIT, as its typography was styled at the time.
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