Computer History - 2011
Major computer events in 2011
Other computer events in 2011
On January 6, 2011, Aaron Swartz was arrested by federal authorities in connection with using MIT's network to download nearly five million academic journal articles from JSTOR.
Watson, an IBM Supercomputer beats the two best human Jeopardy players in a three-day event with a score greater than the two human players combined on February 16, 2011.
The Silk Road came online in February 2011.
The United States government held a hackathon in 2011 to improve city transit systems.
Google+ was made available for invite only on June 28, 2011.
Ultrabook, a new thinner version of laptop computers begin being released.
New computer products and services introduced in 2011
The MMO TERA was first released in South Korea on January 25, 2011.
Android version 3.0 (Honeycomb) was released on February 22, 2011.
Sony began to notice an attack on April 17, 2011, that they later disclose compromised around 77 million of its PlayStation accounts.
BlackBerry released the PlayBook on April 19, 2011.
Android version 3.1 was released on May 10, 2011.
Picaboo, which later became Snapchat, was launched in June 2011.
AMD released the first mobile processors in their A4 line, the A4-3300M and the A4-3310MX on June 14, 2011.
AMD released the first mobile processors in their A6 line, the A6-3400M and the A6-3410MX on June 14, 2011.
AMD released the first mobile processors in their A8 line, the A8-3500M, the A8-3510MX, and the A8-3530MX on June 14, 2011.
AMD released the first desktop processor in their A6 line, the A6-3650 (4M L2 Cache, 2.6 GHz, 1866 MHz FSB) on June 30, 2011.
AMD released the first desktop processor in their A8 line, the A8-3850 (4M L2 Cache, 2.9 GHz, 1866 MHz FSB) on June 30, 2011.
Android version 3.2 was released on July 15, 2011.
The first version of Snowlinux was released in August 2011.
Netflix introduced its online video streaming in September 2011. The service allows users to stream full movies over the Internet.
AMD released the first desktop processors in their A4 line, the A4-3300 and the A4-3400 on September 7, 2011.
Adobe announced Creative Cloud in October 2011.
Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) was released on October 8, 2011.
The Kindle Fire was released for sale on November 15, 2011.
Computer companies founded in 2011
Fullscreen, Inc. was founded in January 2011.
The founders of Justin.tv launch the gaming site Twitch on June 6, 2011.
Netlux was founded in 2011.
Trello was founded in 2011.
Computer company events in 2011
On April 12, 2011, Cisco announced that it "will exit aspects of its consumer business."
On June 29, 2011, Newscorp sold MySpace to Specific Media L.L.C for $35 million, around $473 million less than it initially paid for it.
Apple overtook Exxon to become the world’s most valuable company on August 10, 2011.
Google announced it would acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion on August 15, 2011.
TeleVideo discontinued the manufacturing and sales of all terminal products on September 30, 2011.
Computer pioneer deaths in 2011
Ken Olsen passed away on February 6, 2011 (Age: 84).
Jean Bartik passed away on March 23, 2011 (Age: 87).
Paul Baran passed away on March 26, 2011 (Age: 84).
Sidney Harman passed away on April 12, 2011 (Age: 92).
Jack Wolf passed away on May 12, 2011 (Age: 76).
Jeffrey Chu passed away on June 6, 2011 (Age: 91).
Tony Sale passed away on August 28, 2011 (Age: 80).
Michael Hart passed away on September 6, 2011 (Age: 64).
Einar Stefferud passed away on September 22, 2011 (Age: 81).
Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011 (Age: 56).
Dennis Ritchie passed away on October 12, 2011 (Age: 70).
John McCarthy passed away on October 24, 2011 (Age: 84).