Computer History - 2015
Major computer events in 2015
Google splits into two companies on August 10, 2015. The new company known as Alphabet is now responsible for Google, Nest, Google Capital, Fiber, Calico, Google X, Sidewalk Labs, and Google Ventures.
Other computer events in 2015
Dish Network introduces Sling TV in January of 2015.
Ross Ulbricht the man behind the website Silk Road is convicted February 4, 2015.
The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition becomes the first phone running the Ubuntu operating system to be released February 11, 2015.
A drone from Flirtey makes a medical delivery on July 17, 2015 and becomes the first government-approved drone delivery.
China ends its gaming console ban after 15 years on July 25, 2015.
New computer products and services introduced in 2015
Amazon officially releases the Amazon Echo to the public in June.
Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) released October 5, 2015
Microsoft releases the Surface Book on October 26, 2015.
YouTube Red is released on October 31, 2015.
After seven years of development PHP 7.0.0 is released on December 3, 2015.
Kubernetes is released by Google.
Computer company events in 2015
RadioShack files for bankruptcy February 6, 2015.
Google shuts down Google Helpouts on April 20, 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 discontinues Google Moderator June 30, 2015.
The Impact Team announces 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 was released after the site refused to shut down.
AT&T completes its acquisition of DirecTV for $49 billion on July 24, 2015.
On August 19, 2015 Microsoft Tag service is discontinued.
Tesla announces that on October 15, 2015 that qualifying Tesla Model S cars will begin receiving the Autopilot update that allows the Tesla cars to drive themselves.
Jack Dorsey returns back to Twitter as CEO.
Hewlett-Packard announces that it will 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 announces it announces 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 releases the iPad Pro, a 12.9" screen tablet.
Computer pioneer deaths in 2015
Steve Bristow passes away February 22, 2015 (Age: 65)
John Nash passes away May 23, 2015 (Age: 86)
Hermann Zapf passes away June 4, 2015 (Age: 96)
Gene Amdahl passes away November 10, 2015 (Age: 92)