Computer History - 2014

Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 2014

Satya NadellaSatya Nadella takes over as Microsoft CEO on February 4, 2014.

Other computer events in 2014

All Composers Desktop Project software becomes open-source.

Reddit reaches 170 million registered users.

On February 7, 2014 the Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox filed for bankruptcy after $460 million was reported stolen by hackers and another $27.4 million went missing from its bank accounts.

The development of Truecrypt discontinues May 28, 2014.

The Macworld magazine announced it will no cease all print production on September 10, 2014.

Gamergate starts in August of 2014. was purchased by Amazon in August, 2014 for $970 million.

Information on the Shellshock vulnerability is first released to developers in September of 2014.

Microsoft announces on September 30, 2014 the next version of Windows, which will be called Windows 10.

On October 1, 2014 a Japanese man is sentenced to two years in prison for manufacturing 3D printed guns. He becomes the first person to serve time for a 3D printed gun.

Apple releases the Yosemite version of OS X on October 16, 2014.

The Silk Road 2.0 is shut down on November 6, 2014.

The FIDO Alliance releases their first official specification on December 9, 2014.

New computer products and services introduced in 2014

Apple introduces the Swift programming language June 2, 2014.

The DDR4 specification for Random Access Memory is released in September of 2014.

Apple introduces the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch September 9, 2014.

Android version 5.0 (Lollipop) is released November 3, 2014.

The Babel programming language is released.

Blizzard Entertainment releases the card game Hearthstone.

Computer company events in 2014

Google announced January 13, 2014 that it has reached an agreement to acquire Nest for $3.2 billion in cash. Nest is the manufacturer of thermostats and smoke alarms.

On January 26, 2014 Google announces it has agreed to acquire DeepMind Technologies for $650 million.

On January 29, 2014 Google announces it will sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion.

Sony announces it will sell PC business to Japanese investment firm February 6, 2014.

The Turtle or Terse RDF Triple Language is approved by the W3C on February 25, 2014.

On April 11, 2014, the Galaxy S5 smartphone is released to the public by Samsung.

The Nokia deal with Microsoft is completed April 25, 2014 making Nokia now Microsoft Mobile in a deal totaling $7.17 billion.

Google announces on June 20, 2014 that it will acquire Dropcam, the video home monitoring company for $555 million.

On September 15, 2014 Microsoft announced it purchased Mojang the makers of Minecraft for $2.5 billion.

On September 30, 2014 Google announced it would stop the Orkut social networking site.

On October 8, 2014 the proposal for Time Warner Cable and Comcast merger is approved.

In 2014 both Panasonic and Samsung announce they are discontinuing plasma screens and no longer plan on making plasma TV's.

Ukash is acquired by the Skrill Group and merged into their PaySafeCard online purchasing system.

Computer related movies released in 2014

The Imitation Game is released August 29, 2014.

Citizenfour is released October 24, 2014.

Computer pioneer deaths in 2014

Patrick McGovernPatrick McGovern passes away March 19, 2014 (Age: 76)

Andrew Kay passes away August 28, 2014 (Age: 95)

Ralph Baer passes away December 6, 2014 (Age: 92)

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