Founded Feburary 8th 1991 as Silicon & Synapse and in 1994 changed its name to Blizzard. Today Blizzard and Blizzard North is one of the most known and respected computer gaming developers. Blizzard has released such popular games as Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft.
Battle.net is about to undergo the greatest update in its long and storied history as one of the world's most successful online gaming services.
Check out this interview with Greg Canessa, the Project Director for Battle.net.