Computer History - 2013
Major computer events in 2013
Other computer events in 2013
Facebook introduces Graph Search in January 2013 as it offers some users early beta access to the service. Graph Search is later released to everyone and allows people to use natural language in the Facebook search.
One of the biggest cyberattacks in Internet history happens on March 29, 2013 as a massive DDoS attack targets The Spamhaus Project.
Fuduntu is discontinued in April 2013.
The Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding formally introduces HEVC on April 13, 2013.
Adobe announces that they would no longer release new versions of their popular Creative Suite bundles on May 6, 2013. Going forward, all Adobe software is only accessible via a Creative Cloud subscription.
The FBI shuts down the Silk Road on June 23, 2013.
On June 24, 2013 Apple announces it has no intentions of continuing to develop Safari for the PC or Microsoft Windows.
Google announces it will purchase Waze, a popular mobile social map application for $1.1 billion on June 11, 2013.
IDG announces on July 10, 2013 that the August edition of PC World magazine will be the last print edition of the magazine.
The Furusawa group at the University of Tokyo succeeds in demonstrating complete quantum teleportation of photonic quantum bits on September 11, 2013. This achievement helps bring quantum computer even closer to reality.
The trojan virus Cryptolocker is discovered in September of 2013.
The Silk Road 2.0 comes online on November 6, 2013 after the FBI shut down the original site.
On November 7, 2013 over 150 million records appear online from Adobe hack.
New computer products and services introduced in 2013
With consent from the Chinese government, Canonical Incorporated invents Ubuntu Kylin.
Android version 4.3 is released July 24, 2013.
The USB 3.1 standard is released on July 31, 2013.
Android version 4.4 (KitKat) is released October 31, 2013
Sony releases the PS4 November 15, 2013.
Google introduces Google Helpouts in November 2013.
Microsoft releases the Xbox One November 22, 2013.
Solomon Hykes releases Docker as open-source in 2013.
Slack is first introduced in 2013.
Computer company events in 2013
GameSpy announces it is no longer going to be updating its site on Feb. 21, 2013.
ALEXOS acquires ITIL in July of 2013.
Google acquires the engineering and robotics company Boston Dynamics on December 13, 2013.
The website Patreon is founded in 2013.
The company Research In Motion (RIM) changes its name to BlackBerry Limited.
Google discontinues its Google Checkout on November 20, 2013 and has since been replaced with Google Wallet.
Computer related movies released in 2013
Computer Chess is released July 17, 2013.
Computer pioneer deaths in 2013
Aaron Swartz passes away January 11, 2013 (Age: 26)
Andreas Raab passes away January 14, 2013 (Age: 45)
Petro Vlahos passes away February 10, 2013 (Age: 96)
Erik Cassel passes away February 11, 2013 (Age: 46)
Mike Culbert passes away April 19, 2013 (Age: 47)
Douglas Engelbart passes away July 2, 2013 (Age: 88)
Wayne Green passes away September 13, 2013 (Age: 91)
William Lowe passes away October 19, 2013 (Age: 72)