Computer history - 2014
Major computer events in 2014
Other computer events in 2014
All Composers Desktop Project software became 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.
Amazon Fire TV was released on April 12, 2014.
The development of TrueCrypt was discontinued on May 28, 2014.
Amazon Fire Phone was released on July 25, 2014.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral in July 2014.
In July 2014, Tilera was acquired by EZchip Semiconductor.
The Macworld magazine announced it ceased all print production on September 10, 2014.
Gamergate started in August 2014.
Information on the Shellshock vulnerability was 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 became 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 its first official specification on December 9, 2014.
The term "Web3" was coined by Gavin Wood in 2014.
New computer products and services introduced in 2014
Squarespace was introduced in January 2014.
Xcoin, a cryptocurrency, was released in January 2014 and later renamed "Dash" in 2015.
Antshares, a cryptocurrency, was released in February 2014, and was later renamed to "NEO"
Monera, a cryptocurrency, was released on April 18, 2014.
Apple introduced the Swift programming language on June 2, 2014.
Android TV was released on June 25, 2014.
Android version 5.0 (Lollipop) was released on November 3, 2014.
Amazon Photos was introduced in 2014.
Aseprite was released in 2014.
The Babel programming language was released in 2014.
Bitstrips released Bitmoji in 2014.
Gitter was released in 2014.
Beginning in 2014, GrubHub began offering its own delivery service for restaurants that do not deliver.
Google released Google Cardboard in 2014.
Pearl Abyss released Black Desert Online in 2014.
The Nintendo New 3DS was released in 2014.
The PCIe (PCI Express) m.2 connection standard, introduced in 2014, offers a maximum real-world throughput of approximately 4 GB/s.
Streamlabs was introduced in 2014.
TOTAL VPN, a virtual network solutions company, was founded in 2014.
Vidme was introduced as Viddme in 2014.
Discontinued products and services in 2014
G4 was officially shut down on December 31, 2014.
Windows XP support ended on April 8, 2014.
Development of Symbian OS (operating system) was discontinued in May 2014.
The PlayStation Portable consoles were discontinued in 2014.
Computer companies founded in 2014
Addlink Technology was founded in 2014.
LumaForge was founded in 2014.
RIOTORO was founded in 2014.
Computer company events in 2014
On January 7, 2014, Commtouch changed its name to CYREN.
On January 26, 2014, Google agreed to acquire DeepMind Technologies for $650 million.
Bit9 acquired Carbon Black, a computer security firm in February 2014.
Vue was released in February 2014.
Google announced on June 20, 2014, that it would acquire Dropcam, the video home monitoring company for $555 million.
On September 22, 2014, Fullscreen, Inc. became a subsidiary of Otter Media.
Global Village Consulting, Inc. was renamed Gevity Consulting, Inc. in 2014.
AFREEY went out of business in 2014.
Shutterstock acquired Webdam in 2014.
Ukash was acquired by the Skrill Group and merged into the PaySafeCard online purchasing system.
Computer-related movies and TV series released in 2014
HBO's Silicon Valley comedy series, created by Mike Judge, first airs on April 6, 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).
Georgy Adelson-Velsky passed away on April 26, 2014 (Age:92).
Heinz Zemanek passed away on July 16, 2014 (Age: 94).
Karl Ganzhorn passed away on August 25, 2014 (Age: 93).
Andrew Kay passed away on August 28, 2014 (Age: 95).
Nikolay Brusentsov passed away on December 4, 2014 (Age: 89).
Ralph Baer passed away on December 6, 2014 (Age: 92).