Computer History - 2014
Major computer events in 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 discontinued on May 28, 2014.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral in July 2014.
The Macworld magazine announced it would cease all print production on September 10, 2014.
Gamergate started in August 2014.
Information on the Shellshock vulnerability was first released to developers in September 2014.
On October 1, 2014, a Japanese man was sentenced to two years in prison for manufacturing 3D printed guns. He becomes the first person to serve time for a 3D printed gun.
The Silk Road 2.0 was shut down on November 6, 2014.
The FIDO Alliance released their first official specification on December 9, 2014.
New computer products and services introduced in 2014
Android version 5.0 (Lollipop) was released on November 3, 2014.
The Babel programming language was released in 2014.
Computer company events in 2014
Google announced on January 13, 2014, that it had reached an agreement to acquire Nest for $3.2 billion in cash. Nest was the manufacturer of thermostats and smoke alarms.
On January 26, 2014, Google announced it had agreed to acquire DeepMind Technologies for $650 million.
Sony announced it would sell PC business to Japanese investment firm on February 6, 2014.
Google announced on June 20, 2014, that it would acquire Dropcam, the video home monitoring company for $555 million.
On September 30, 2014, Google announced it would stop the Orkut social networking site.
Ukash was acquired by the Skrill Group and merged into their PaySafeCard online purchasing system.
Computer-related movies released in 2014
The Imitation Game was released on August 29, 2014.
Citizenfour was released on October 24, 2014.
Computer pioneer deaths in 2014
Patrick McGovern passed away on March 19, 2014 (Age: 76).
Andrew Kay passed away on August 28, 2014 (Age: 95).
Ralph Baer passed away on December 6, 2014 (Age: 92).