Computer history - 2015
Major computer events in 2015
Google split into two companies on August 10, 2015. The new company known as Alphabet is now responsible for Google, Nest, Google Capital, Google Fiber, Calico, Google X, Sidewalk Labs, and Google Ventures.
Other computer events in 2015
Dish Network introduced Sling TV in January 2015.
The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition became the first phone running the Ubuntu operating system to be released on February 11, 2015.
HTTP/2 was officially released on May 14, 2015.
A drone from Flirtey made a medical delivery on July 17, 2015, and became the first government-approved drone delivery.
China ended its gaming console ban after 15 years on July 25, 2015.
Google launched YouTube Gaming in 2015.
New computer products and services introduced in 2015
FHS 3.0 was published on March 18, 2015.
Android Auto was released on March 19, 2015.
NEM (New Economic Movement), a cryptocurrency system, was released on March 29, 2015.
OnePlus' OxygenOS was released in March 2015.
Amazon officially released the Amazon Echo to the public in June.
Blizzard released the battle arena game Heros of the Storm on June 2, 2015.
3D XPoint was introduced in July 2015.
Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) was released on October 5, 2015.
YouTube Red was released on October 31, 2015.
YouTube Music was released on November 12, 2015.
After seven years of development PHP 7.0.0 was released on December 3, 2015.
Microsoft released Word 2016 for Mac was released in 2015.
BookStack was created in 2015 by Dan Brown.
Kubernetes was released by Google in 2015.
HEIF (High Efficiency Image File format) was introduced in 2015.
Hopebot was integrated into the Computer Hope search in 2015.
WebAssembly began being developed in 2015.
PayPal released the PayPal.Me service in 2015.
Amazon Flex was introduced in 2015.
BandLab was released in 2015.
The Internet browser Brave was released in 2015.
Discord was released in 2015.
NVIDIA Shield was introduced in 2015.
Discontinued products and services in 2015
On April 30, 2015, all OnLive services were discontinued.
Google shut down Google Helpouts on April 20, 2015.
Computer companies founded in 2015
Comma.ai was founded in 2015 by George Hotz.
Essential Products was founded in 2015.
PeopleHum was founded in 2015.
ValiMail was founded in 2015 by Peter Goldstein and Alexander Garcia-Tobar.
Computer company events in 2015
In January 2015, Playtech acquired YoYo Games for $16.4 million, and is now a subsidiary of Playtech.
RadioShack filed for bankruptcy on February 6, 2015.
On May 2, 2015, Leo Laporte brought back "The New Screen Savers" on his TWiT network. The show intends to bring back many of the favorite things from "The Screen Savers," a show that first aired on ZDTV and TechTV.
In May 2015, Broadcom was purchased by Avago Technologies Ltd. for $37 billion. After the purchase, the company was renamed to Broadcom Limited.
Google discontinued Google Moderator on June 30, 2015.
The Impact Team announced on July 15, 2015, that it had hacked the Ashley Madison site and would release all information about its 35 million users if the site did not shut down. On August 18th and 20th, several gigabytes of user details were released after the site refused to shut down.
AT&T completed its acquisition of DirecTV for $49 billion on July 24, 2015.
On August 19, 2015, Microsoft Tag service was discontinued.
Tesla announced that on October 15, 2015, that qualifying Tesla Model S cars would be receiving the Autopilot update that allows the Tesla cars to assist the driver.
Jack Dorsey returns to Twitter as CEO.
Hewlett-Packard announced that it would split its company into two different companies on November 1, 2015. The company responsible for PC hardware devices, printers, and most consumers will be known as HP Inc. The other company responsible for servers, software, and other services geared towards business will be known as HP Enterprise.
Blizzard Entertainment announced on November 2, 2015, that purchased King Digital (makers of Candy Crush) for $5.9 billion.
On December 07, 2015, NXP announced it had completed the merger of Freescale.
Apple released the iPad Pro, a 12.9" screen tablet.
Planar Systems, Inc. became a subsidiary of Leyard Optoelectronic Co. in 2015.
VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. acquired Vivante Corporation in an all-stock transaction in 2015.
Computer-related movies released in 2015
Rise of the Centaur was released in 2015.
Computer pioneer deaths in 2015
Steve Bristow passed away on February 22, 2015 (Age: 65).
Friedrich Bauer passed away on March 26, 2015 (Age: 90).
Norman Nie passed away on April 2, 2015 (Age: 72).
John Nash passed away on May 23, 2015 (Age: 86).
Hermann Zapf passed away on June 4, 2015 (Age: 96).
Nobuo Mii passed away on July 14, 2015 (Age: 84).
Greg Chesson passed away on June 28, 2015 (Age: Unknown).
Donald Shell passed away on November 2, 2015 (Age: 91).
Gene Amdahl passed away on November 10, 2015 (Age: 92).
Joyce Reynolds passed away on December 28, 2015 (Age: Unknown).