Computer History - 2013
Major computer events in 2013
Other computer events in 2013
Facebook introduced 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 was discontinued in April 2013.
The Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding formally introduced HEVC on April 13, 2013.
Adobe announced 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 shut down the Silk Road on June 23, 2013.
On June 24, 2013, Apple announced it had no intentions of continuing to develop Safari for the PC or Microsoft Windows.
Google announced it would purchase Waze, a popular mobile social map application for $1.1 billion on June 11, 2013.
IDG announced on July 10, 2013, that the August edition of PC World magazine would 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 Silk Road 2.0 came 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 was released on July 24, 2013.
The USB 3.1 standard was released on July 31, 2013.
Android version 4.4 (KitKat) was released on October 31, 2013.
Sony released the PS4 on November 15, 2013.
Google introduced Google Helpouts in November 2013.
Microsoft released the Xbox One on November 22, 2013.
Solomon Hykes released Docker as open-source in 2013.
Google Glass was first introduced in 2013.
Slack was first introduced in 2013.
The term unicorn company is coined in 2013 by Aileen Lee.
Computer company events in 2013
GameSpy announced it was no longer going to be updating its site on February 21, 2013.
ALEXOS acquired ITIL in July 2013.
Google acquired the engineering and robotics company Boston Dynamics on December 13, 2013.
The website Patreon was founded in 2013.
The company RIM (Research In Motion) changes its name to BlackBerry Limited.
Google discontinued its Google Checkout on November 20, 2013, and replaced it with Google Wallet.
Computer-related movies released in 2013
Computer Chess was released on July 17, 2013.
Computer pioneer deaths in 2013
Aaron Swartz passed away on January 11, 2013 (Age: 26).
Andreas Raab passed away on January 14, 2013 (Age: 45).
Petro Vlahos passed away on February 10, 2013 (Age: 96).
Erik Cassel passed away on February 11, 2013 (Age: 46).
Mike Culbert passed away on April 19, 2013 (Age: 47).
Douglas Engelbart passed away on July 2, 2013 (Age: 88).
Wayne Green passed away on September 13, 2013 (Age: 91).
William Lowe passed away on October 19, 2013 (Age: 72).