Computer History - 2009

Updated: 12/20/2017 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 2009

BitcoinA person under the fake name of Satoshi Nakamoto introduces the Internet currency Bitcoin January 3, 2009.

Other computer events in 2009

Maksym Yastremski is sentenced to 30 years in a Turkish prison January 8, 2009 for his involvement in computer hacking and selling stolen credit and debit cards.

In January 2009 the UK based site announces that 4.5 million people's demographic information was obtained by hackers.

TPM is established as the international standard for designing a secure cryptoprocessor.

KickstarterThe Kickstarter service and website are started April 28, 2009.

Apple removes support for AppleTalk in August 28, 2009 with its introduction of macOS X v10.6, which also is the first version of the macOS that no longer supports PowerPC processors.

The analog TV signal begins to be phased out as broadcasts moved to high-definition on June 12, 2009.

Michael Jackson passes away June 25, 2009. The news of his death causes many of the biggest sites on the Internet to crash. Also, Google believed it is under a DDoS attack resulting in a block on all searches relating to Michael Jackson for 30 minutes.

GmailAfter more than five years in beta, Gmail finally gets out of beta July 7, 2009.

Google announces the Google Chrome OS July 7, 2009.

Facebook overtakes MySpace in Internet traffic.

On July 29, 2009 Yahoo! and Microsoft announced a 10-year search deal where the Yahoo! search would be replaced by Bing.

The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) announces Mini-SATA technology on September 21, 2009.

Steve Jobs is named CEO of the decade by Fortune Magazine November 5, 2009.

USB 3.0 begins being released in November of 2009.

Palm introduces WebOS.

BlackBerry purchases the QNX operating system to create a new mobile platform.

Cassandra migrates from Facebook to Apache in as an Apache Incubator project.

The California-based software and virtualization company BlueStacks is formed.

New computer products and services introduced in 2009

Probook introduced by Hewlett Packard.

The Ubuntu-based operating system Zorin is released.

Google introduces their Go programing language to the public.

AMD releases the first Phenom II X4 (quad core) processors (6M Cache, 2.5 to 3.7 GHz, 1066 MHZ or 1333 MHz FSB) on January 8, 2009.

Intel releases the Core 2 Duo processor E7500 (3M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) on January 18, 2009.

AMD releases the first Phenom II X3 (triple core) processors (6M Cache, 2.5 to 3.0 GHz, 1066 MHZ or 1333 MHz FSB) on February 9, 2009.

The company Uber is founded in March of 2009.

Google voice, based on GrandCentral, is launched March 11, 2009.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 is introduced March 19, 2009.

Intel releases the Core 2 Quad processor Q8400 (4M Cache, 2.67 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) in April of 2009

Android version 1.5 (Cupcake) is released April 27, 2009.

MinecraftThe Minecraft game is released.

Intel releases the Core 2 Duo processor E7600 (3M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) May 31, 2009.

AMD releases the first Athlon II X2 (dual core) processors (1024KB L2 Cache, 1.6 to 3.5 GHz, 1066 MHZ or 1333 MHz FSB) in June 2009.

AMD releases the first Phenom II X2 (dual core) processors (6M Cache, 3.0 to 3.5 GHz, 1066 MHZ or 1333 MHz FSB) on June 1, 2009.

Microsoft launches the Bing search engine June 3, 2009.

Apple releases the iPhone 3Gs (s for successor) June 19, 2009.

Zynga launches its most successful game, Farmville, in June of 2009.

AMD releases the first Athlon II X4 (quad core) processors (512KB L2 Cache, 2.2 to 3.1 GHz, 1066 MHZ or 1333 MHz FSB) in September 2009.

Intel releases the first Core i5 desktop processor with 2 cores, the i5-750 (8M Cache, 2.67 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB), on September 8, 2009.

Android version 1.6 (Donut) is released September 15, 2009.

Microsoft releases Virtual PC on September 19, 2009.

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)Microsoft releases MSE on September 30, 2009.

AMD releases the first Athlon II X3 (triple core) processors (512KB L2 Cache, 2.2 to 3.4 GHz, 1066 MHZ or 1333 MHz FSB) in October 2009.

Microsoft releases Windows 7 on October 22, 2009.

Android version 2.0 (Eclair) is released on October 29, 2009.

The site Chatroulette is launched in November of 2009.

Google releases the Chrome OS as open source with the name Chromium OS on November 19, 2009.

The first Barnes & Noble Nook is released on November 30, 2009.

The first LTE service was made available by TeliaSonera in Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden in December 2009.

AdBlock is introduced for the Google Chrome Internet browser.

Redis is first released in 2009.

X is forked to Xorg.

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Computer companies founded in 2009

In May 2009 by Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey, Square, Inc.

Quora logoQuora is founded in June of 2009.

Klout is founded by Joe Fernandez and Binh Tran in September 2009.

Dwolla is founded in December of 2009.

Computer company events in 2009

Google announces plans to acquire reCAPATCHA.

Cisco purchases Pure Digital Technologies in March of 2009.

In June 2009, Borland was acquired by Micro Focus.

CompuServe shuts down July 1, 2009.

Macrovision renamed to Rovi Corporation in July 16, 2009. announces on July 22, 2009 it will be acquiring in a deal valued at approximately $1.2 billion.

Rocket Software acquires Folio and NXT from Microsoft December 2.

3D Labs is acquired by Creative Technology and became ZiiLABS.

Everex shuts down.

TallyGenicom is acquired by Printronix.

Computer pioneer deaths in 2009

Mikhail DonskoyMikhail Donskoy passes away January 13, 2009 (Age: 61)

Robert Barton passes away January 28, 2009 (Age: 83)

Peter Landin passes away June 3, 2009 (Age: 78)

Russel Ackoff passes away October 29, 2009 (Age: 90)

Amir Pnueli passes away November 2, 2009 (Age: 68)

Andrew Booth passes away November 29, 2009 (Age: 91)

Alexander L'vovich Brudno passes away December 1, 2009 (Age: 91)

Borje Langefors passes away December 13, 2009 (Age: 94)

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