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 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.
Information on the Shellshock vulnerability is first released to developers in September of 2014.
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.
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
Android version 5.0 (Lollipop) is released November 3, 2014.
The Babel programming language is released.
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.
Sony announces it will sell PC business to Japanese investment firm February 6, 2014.
Google announces on June 20, 2014 that it will 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 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 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)