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Stepstone Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Stepstone \Step"stone`\, n. A stone laid before a door as a stair to rise on in entering the house.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Stepstone'


Stepstone, originally named Productivity Products International (PPI), was a software company founded in 1983 by Brad Cox and Tom Love, best known for releasing the original version of the Objective-C programming language.

PPI/Stepstone enjoyed modest success not only supplying semi-"object oriented" software, but also among those who wanted an ANSI C compiler on platforms that didn't otherwise support one -- the Objective-C compiler spit out code to be fed to the native C compiler, which often was K&R. The ICpak 201 interface toolkit was submitted to the OSF as a candidate for their interface standard but was not expected to win over Motif.

In April 1995, NeXT acquired the Objective-C trademark and rights from Stepstone. At the same time, Stepstone licensed back from NeXT the right to continue selling their Objective-C based products.

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  • StepStone Group Opens Office in Brazil
    StepStone Group LP , a leading global private markets firm, today announced that it has opened its first Latin American office in São Paulo, Brazil, and that the Firm has named Duncan Littlejohn and Bruna Riotto, both formerly of Paul Capital in Brazil, as Partner and Vice President, respectively. Read more on this news related to 'Stepstone'
  • Parallax Capital Partners and StepStone Group to Acquire DivX; Leading Digital Video Technology Provider Will Operate ...
    Parallax Capital Partners and StepStone Group announced today they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire DivX LLC and its subsidiaries, including the MainConcept entities, from Rovi Corporation ... Read more on this news related to 'Stepstone'
  • CORRECTING and REPLACING Rovi Announces Sale of DivX and MainConcept Businesses
    In the StepStone Group boilerplate, the StepStone Group company URL should be https://www.stepstoneglobal.com . Read more on this news related to 'Stepstone'

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