Computer history - 2011
Major computer events in 2011
2011 computer and technology top terms
The following are some top computer and technology-related terms in alphabetical order that were introduced or popularized during 2011.
Other computer events in 2011
Any CompTIA certifications done before January 1, 2011, are considered GFL (good-for-life) and do not expire. However, anyone taking future tests from this point would need to renew their certification every three years.
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.
In January 2011, Singlestore was founded.
The Silk Road came online in February 2011.
The United States government held a hackathon in 2011 to improve city transit systems.
BitMinter was released on June 26, 2011.
Google+ was made available for invite only on June 28, 2011.
The typing game Nitro Type launched on September 8, 2011.
Stripe was officially launched on September 29, 2011.
Li-Fi technology was introduced by Harald Haas during a TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2011.
Ultrabook, a new thinner version of laptop computers, began being released.
Friendster rebranded to a social gaming site in 2011.
The Egyptian government shut down Internet access several times during the 2011 protests to prevent any information from leaking out onto the Internet.
New computer products and services introduced in 2011
Windows Embedded Handheld was announced in January 2011.
The macOS App Store was launched on January 6, 2011.
The MMO (massively-multiplayer online role-playing game) TERA (The Exiled Realm of Arborea) was released in South Korea on January 25, 2011.
The first stable version of LibreOffice was released on January 25, 2011.
Android version 3.0 (Honeycomb) was released on February 22, 2011.
Gnash 0.8.9 was made available on March 20, 2011.
On April 17, 2011, Sony began to notice an attack that they later disclosed as having compromised around 77 million PlayStation accounts.
BlackBerry released the PlayBook on April 19, 2011.
WeVideo was introduced in April 2011.
In April 2011, VMware entered the cloud computing market by releasing Cloud Foundry, an open source platform-as-a-service software system.
Android version 3.1 was released on May 10, 2011.
Picaboo, which became Snapchat, was launched in June 2011.
AMD released the first mobile processors in its A4 line, the A4-3300M and the A4-3310MX, on June 14, 2011.
AMD released the first mobile processors in its A6 line, the A6-3400M and the A6-3410MX, on June 14, 2011.
AMD released the first mobile processors in its A8 line, the A8-3500M, the A8-3510MX, and the A8-3530MX, on June 14, 2011.
Google Takeout was created on June 28, 2011.
AMD released the first desktop processor in its A6 line, the A6-3650 (4 M L2 cache, 2.6 GHz, 1866 MHz FSB), on June 30, 2011.
AMD released the first desktop processor in its A8 line, the A8-3850 (4 M 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 movies and TV shows over the Internet.
AMD released the first desktop processors in its A4 line, the A4-3300 and the A4-3400 on September 7, 2011.
Litecoin, a cryptocurrency, was released on October 7, 2011.
Minecraft game was released for Android OS (operating system) devices.
UltraViolet service was introduced on October 11, 2011.
Adobe announced Creative Cloud in October 2011.
The Kindle Fire was released for sale on November 15, 2011.
Google released Google Play Music on November 16, 2011.
C++ version 11 was released in 2011.
Duolingo was released in 2011.
Kotlin began development in 2011.
Livescript was introduced in 2011.
MATE was released in 2011.
Microsoft released Excel 2011 for Mac in 2011.
Oracle Fusion was released in 2011.
The PlayStation Vita was released and replaced the PlayStation Portable in 2011.
The magicJack Plus was introduced and released in 2011. It requires an Internet connection, but does not require a computer.
Samsung released the Galaxy S II in 2011.
Computer companies founded in 2011
Fullscreen, Inc. was founded in January 2011.
The founders of Justin.tv launched the gaming site Twitch on June 6, 2011.
BitPay was founded in 2011.
Codecademy was founded in 2011 by Ryan Bubinski and Zack Sims.
Databox was founded in 2011.
DigitalOcean was founded in 2011.
Netlux was founded in 2011.
PCPartPicker was founded in 2011.
Powtoon was founded in 2011.
Powtoon was introduced in 2011.
Shotcut was introduced in 2011.
Snap Inc. was founded in 2011.
Teespring was founded in 2011.
Trello was founded in 2011.
THQ Nordic was founded in 2011.
Udacity was introduced in June 2011 by David Stavens and Sebastian Thrun.
Discontinued products and services in 2011
On July 1, 2011, Columbia University announced the Kermit project was canceled. All future development of C-Kermit, E-Kermit, and Kermit 95 is now handled through the Kermit Project.
Microsoft Zune products were discontinued in 2011.
Computer company events in 2011
EIA (Electronic Industries Alliance) officially ceased all operations on February 11, 2011.
GoPro acquired CineForm on March 30, 2011.
On June 29, 2011, Newscorp sold MySpace to Specific Media Group for $35 million, around $473 million less than Newscorp paid.
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.
Qwest began doing business as CenturyLink in August 2011.
TeleVideo discontinued the manufacturing and sales of all terminal products on September 30, 2011.
The A+ certification changed from a lifetime certification to a certification that needs to be renewed every three years.
TechCrunch began hosting the annual technology conference, TechCrunch Disrupt, in 2011.
Zoom Video Communications was founded in 2011 by Eric Yuan.
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).