Computer history - 2010
Major computer events in 2010
Instagram was launched in October 2010.
Other computer events in 2010
On February 20, 2010, the Personal Computer Museum demonstrated old computers were still useful after showing a Commodore VIC-20 capable of viewing and making posts to Twitter.
The Large Hadron Collider successfully had collisions creating the first miniature big bang on March 30, 2010.
The first non-latin web addresses appeared with Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates country codes in Arabic scripts on May 6, 2010.
Cloudflare launched its web protection and optimization services on September 27, 2010.
Microsoft announced plans to release Windows Phone 7 on October 11, 2010.
First all-robotic surgery performed at Montreal General Hospital on October 13, 2010.
MachinimaSports became the 1 billionth subscriber on YouTube on October 28, 2010.
United States Cyber Command achieved full operational capability on November 5, 2010.
Planet Calypso, a virtual planet in the game Entropia, became the most valuable virtual item selling for $635,000.00 on November 12, 2010.
Mark Zuckerberg was named TIME Person of the Year on December 15, 2010.
Raffaele Forte released BackBox Linux in 2010.
OpenStack was established in 2010.
The IPTO was combined with DARPA's TCTO (Transformational Convergence Technology Office) to form the I2O (Information Innovation Office).
AdChoices was created in 2010.
The CoffeeScript programming language was released in 2010.
GhostBSD was released in 2010.
The Stuxnet worm was discovered and disabled one-fifth of all uranium enrichment centrifuges operating in Iran.
New computer products and services introduced in 2010
Intel released the Core 2 Quad processor Q9500 (6 M cache, 2.83 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) in January 2010.
Android version 2.1 was released on January 12, 2010.
Fiverr was released on February 1, 2010.
Google Buzz was released on February 9, 2010.
Google Fiber was released on February 10, 2010.
Google Drawings was released on April 12, 2010.
AMD released the first Phenom II X6 (hex/six core) processors (6 M cache, 2.6 to 3.3 GHz, or 3.7 GHz with Turbo Core, 1066 MHZ or 1333 MHz FSB) on April 27, 2010.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 (12.0) was released on April 30, 2010.
Android version 2.2 (Froyo) was released on May 20, 2010.
WebM was released on May 19, 2010.
GroupMe was released in May 2010.
The quora website launched in June 2010.
StarCraft 2 was released by Blizzard Entertainment on July 27, 2010, twelve years after the release of its popular and successful predecessor, StarCraft. The game sold over 3 million copies in the first month of release, and became the fastest selling real-time strategy game ever at the time.
Samsung released their first tablet computer, the Galaxy Tab, on September 2, 2010, featuring a 7-inch touch screen display.
The Document Foundation released LibreOffice on September 28, 2010.
Android version 2.3 (Gingerbread) was released on December 6, 2010.
Microsoft released Excel 2010 in 2010.
Microsoft released Word 2010 for PC and Mac in 2010.
Fuduntu was released in 2010.
OwnCloud was first introduced in 2010.
Kik was launched by Kik Interactive in October 2010.
Illumos was introduced in 2010.
Mageia Linux was first released in 2010.
Microsoft Office Web Apps was introduced in 2010, and the service would later become Office Online.
Path social network site was released in 2010.
Philo was released in 2010.
Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array was released for LCD in 2010.
Google released the Google Nexus in 2010.
Discontinued products and services in 2010
The ICRA was discontinued in 2010.
Computer company events in 2010
In October 2010, Intergraph was acquired by Hexagon AB, becoming a division of Hexagon.
Trilobyte Games re-opened in November 2010 to release some of its popular titles on the iPhone and iPad.
The Google service Google Base was deprecated on December 17, 2010.
Thilo Utke and Alexander Lang created Cobot, an employee management software for business owners.
Comcast began using the XFINITY name as they start rebranding the company.
GoFundMe was launched in 2010.
Vigor gaming went out of business.
Computer companies founded in 2010
Fancy Hands was founded in 2010 by Ted Roden.
Pantum was founded in 2010.
Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by Lin Bin and Lei Jun.
Renesas Electronics Corporation was founded in 2010.
Stripe was founded in 2010 by Patrick Collison and John Collison.
Tipalti was founded by Chen Amit and Oren Zeev in 2010.
Computer-related movies released in 2010
The movie Tron: Legacy was released on December 17, 2010.
Computer pioneer deaths in 2010
Herbert Grosch passed away on January 18, 2010 (Age: 92).
Max Hopper passed away on January 25, 2010 (Age: 75).
Robin Milner passed away on March 20, 2010 (Age: 76).
Ed Roberts passed away on April 1, 2010 (Age 68).
Valentin Turchin passed away on April 7, 2010 (Age: 79).
Alexander Shafto Douglas passed away on April 29, 2010 (Age: 89).
Max Palevsky passed away on May 5, 2010 (Age: 85).
Carl Petri passed away on July 2, 2010 (Age: 84).
James Thomas passed away on August 6, 2010 (Age: 64).
Richard Canning passed away on September 21, 2010 (Age: 91).
Maurice Wilkes passed away on November 29, 2010 (Age: 97).
John Bennet passed away on December 9, 2010 (Age: 89).
David Noble passed away on December 27, 2010 (Age: 65).