It's always interesting to look at the origins of the world's largest companies, so when Techradar invited me to put a gallery together of street view photos of the humble beginnings of various firms, I was in. I tried to elevate it above other similar ones by also looking east and uncovering the origins of Panasonic, Lenovo, Toshiba and other Asian tech giants. Here's an excerpt:
Even the largest companies in the world had to start somewhere. Shops, factories and drinking establishments have birthed more than their fair share of companies over the years, and recently that list has grown to include dorm rooms and garages too. We've rounded up 20 of the world's biggest tech companies and tracked down where they began life.