Computer History - 2011
Major computer events in 2011
Other computer events in 2011
On January 6, 2011 Aaron Swartz is arrested by federal authorities in connection with systematic downloading of academic journal articles from JSTOR.
Watson, an IBM Super computer 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 comes online in February 2011.
The United States government even holds a hackathon in 2011 to improve city transit systems.
Google+ is made available for invite only June 28, 2011.
Ultrabook a new thinner version of laptop computers begin being released.
New computer products and services introduced in 2011
Android version 3.0 (Honeycomb) is released February 22, 2011.
Sony begins to notice an attack on April 17, 2011 that they later disclose compromised around 77 million of its Playstation accounts.
BlackBerry releases the PlayBook on April 19, 2011.
Android version 3.1 is released May 10, 2011.
Picaboo, which later became Snapchat, is launched in June 2011.
AMD releases the first mobile processors in their A4 line, the A4-3300M (2M L2 Cache, 1.9 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) and the A4-3310MX (2M L2 Cache, 2.1 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) on June 14, 2011.
AMD releases the first mobile processors in their A6 line, the A6-3400M (4M L2 Cache, 1.4 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) and the A6-3410MX (4M L2 Cache, 1.6 GHz, 1600 MHz FSB) on June 14, 2011.
AMD releases the first mobile processors in their A8 line, the A8-3500M (4M L2 Cache, 1.5 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB), the A8-3510MX (4M L2 Cache, 1.8 GHz, 1600 MHz FSB), and the A8-3530MX (4M L2 Cache, 1.9 GHz, 1600 MHz FSB) on June 14, 2011.
AMD releases 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 releases 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 is released July 15, 2011.
The first version of Snowlinux is released in August 2011.
Netflix introduces its online video streaming in September of 2011. The service allows users to stream full movies over the Internet.
AMD releases the first desktop processors in their A4 line, the A4-3300 (1024KB L2 Cache, 2.5 GHz, 1600 MHz FSB) and the A4-3400 (1024KB L2 Cache, 2.7 GHz, 1600 MHz FSB) on September 7, 2011.
Adobe announces Creative Cloud in October of 2011.
Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is released October 8, 2011.
The Kindle Fire is released for sale on November 15, 2011.
Computer companies founded in 2011
Fullscreen, Inc. is founded in January 2011.
The founders of Justin.tv launch the gaming site Twitch on June 6, 2011.
Netlux is founded.
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 sells MySpace to Specific Media L.L.C for $35 million, around $473 million less than it initially paid for it.
Apple overtakes Exxon to become the world’s most valuable company on August 10, 2011.
Google announces it will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion on August 15, 2011.
TeleVideo discontinues the manufacturing and sales of all terminal products on September 30, 2011.
Computer pioneer deaths in 2011
Ken Olsen passes away on February 6, 2011 (Age: 84)
Jean Bartik passes away March 23, 2011 (Age: 87)
Paul Baran passes away March 26, 2011 (Age: 84)
Sidney Harman passes away April 12, 2011 (Age: 92)
Jack Wolf passes away May 12, 2011 (Age: 76)
Jeffrey Chu passes away June 6, 2011 (Age: 91)
Tony Sale passes away on August 28, 2011 (Age: 80)
Michael Hart passes away on September 6, 2011 (Age:64)
Einar Stefferud passes away on September 22, 2011 (Age: 81)
Steve Jobs passes away on October 5, 2011 (Age: 56)
Dennis Ritchie passes away on October 12, 2011 (Age: 70)
John McCarthy passes away October 24, 2011 (Age: 84)