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Computer History - 2008

Major computer events in 2008
Other computer events in 2008
New computer products and services introduced in 2008
Computer companies founded in 2008
Computer company events in 2008
Computer pioneer deaths in 2008

Major computer events in 2008

Google Android logoT-Mobile's G1 phone (HTC Dream) is the first phone to be released with Google Android 1.0 on September 23, 2008.

Google releases the first public version of Chrome December 11, 2008.

Other computer events in 2008

The HD player war comes to an end when HD DVD calls it quit, making Blu-ray the victor on February 19, 2008.

The National Cybersecurity Center was founded in March of 2008.

AOL ends support for the Netscape Internet browser March 1, 2008.

Intel announces the Intel Atom family of processors March 2, 2008.

The Hulu website is released to the public on March 12, 2008.

EMC announces it will acquire Iomega April 8, 2008.

IBM launches their 115,000-square-foot "greenest" data center in Boulder Colorado on June 17, 2008.

The ATSC approves H.264 to be broadcast over television in July 2008.

On August 14, 2008 the W32.Gammima.AG worm snuck itself onto the International space station. Becoming the first known computer virus to travel into space.

Leonard Kleinrock is awarded the National Medal of Science on September 29, 2008.

CNET becomes a brand of CBS Interactive through CNET Networks' acquisition.

New computer products and services introduced in 2008

Microsoft release the WorldWide Telescope (WWT) program February 27, 2008.

Microsoft releases Windows Server 2008 February 27, 2008.

DirecTV launches the DXI satellite in March of 2008.

Intel releases the Core 2 Quad processor Q9300 (6M Cache, 2.50 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) and the Core 2 Quad processor Q9450 (12M Cache, 2.67 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) in March of 2008.

Intel releases the Core 2 Duo processor E4700 (2M Cache, 2.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) March 2, 2008.

AMD releases the first Phenom X3 processors (2M Cache, 2.1 GHz to 2.5 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) on March 27, 2008.

Intel releases the Core 2 Duo E7200 (3M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) on April 20, 2008.

Apple releases the iPhone 3G June 9, 2008.

Hyper-V is released by Microsoft on July 26, 2008.

Airbnb is founded in August of 2008.

Intel releases the Core 2 Quad processor Q8200 (4M Cache, 2.33 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB), the Core 2 Quad processor Q9400 (6M Cache, 2.67 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB), and the Core 2 Quad processor Q9650 (12M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) in August of 2008.

Intel releases the Core 2 Duo processor E7300 (3M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) August 10, 2008.

Apple introduces its latest line of Apple iMac computers on August 28, 2008.

Google releases the beta version of Chrome September 2, 2008.

Adobe Photoshop CS4 (11.0) is released October 15, 2008.

Arduino releases the Duemilanove on October 18, 2008.

Intel releases the Core2 Duo processor E7400 (3M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) October 19, 2008.

Intel releases the first Core i7 desktop processors in November 2008: the i7-920 (8M Cache, 2.67 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB), the i7-940 (8M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB), and the i7-965 Extreme Edition (8M Cache, 3.2 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB).

3GPP announces the first standard for LTE networks.

The programming language Reia is first introduced in 2008.

MagicJack is first introduced in 2008.

Computer companies founded in 2008

GitHub is founded in April 2008.

Computer company events in 2008

Acer officially acquires Packard Bell January 31, 2008.

Nokia acquires Symbian, and the majority of Symbian OS's source code is released under an open source license.

XM and Sirius complete their merger and begin broadcasting both services as one November 12, 2008.

EMC announces it will acquire Iomega April 8, 2008.

Computer pioneer deaths in 2008

Joshua LederbergJoshua Lederberg passes away February 2, 2008 (Age: 73)

Joseph Weizenbaum passes away March 5, 2008 (Age: 85)

Arthur C. Clark passes away March 19, 2008 (Age: 91)

Morgan Sparks passes away May 3, 2008 (Age: 91)

Arthur Walter Burks passes away May 14, 2008 (Age: 93)

Randy Pausch passes away July 25, 2008 (Age: 47)

Edwin Turney passes away October 15, 2008 (Age: 79)

Oliver Selfridge passes away December 3, 2008 (Age: 82)

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