Computer history - 2019
Major computer events in 2019
Computer and technology-related events in 2019
Google begins drone based delivery via Google Wing in select areas.
In May 2019, United States senator Josh Hawley proposed legislation that would make loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions illegal in video games played by minors.
On May 31, 2019, BBM for Android and iOS officially shut down.
On July 1, 2019, NetComm was acquired by Casa Systems, Inc.
Apple released the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max in September 2019. The iPhone 11 kept the same notch design found on the X and XR. The iPhone 11 starts at a lower price point than the flagship 11 Pro and Pro Max, the larger of which has three rear cameras.
Version 1.0 of the Nim programming language was released on September 23, 2019, after eleven years of public release, development, and community contributions.
On October 15, 2019, Sigma Designs announced its dissolution and liquidation of its assets.
In November 2019, the government of China prohibited the sale of loot boxes to children under age 8, and restricted the amount of money adults can spend on loot boxes per month.
New computer products and services introduced in 2019
Respawn Entertainment released Apex Legends on February 4, 2019.
Apple TV+ was announced in March 2019.
Android version 10 released on September 3, 2019.
Pixelbook Go was introduced in 2019.
Disney+ was introduced in 2019.
Computer company events in 2019
In May 2019, it was discovered that 885 million First American user account details were posted online because of a data breach.
In April 2019, it was announced that Facebook had mistakenly exposed more than 540 million of its users records (more than 146 gigabytes of data).
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation announced the sale of the Verbatim brand to CMC in June 2019.
CORSAIR announced it had acquired ORIGIN PC on July 24, 2019.
UltraViolet service shut down on July 31, 2019.
Cray was acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise on September 25, 2019.
Yahoo announced that Yahoo Groups would no longer accept new content on October 28, 2019, and that all user created content would no longer be hosted after December 14, 2019.
Compro went out of business in October 2019.
Symantec was renamed to NortonLifeLock on November 4, 2019.
Amtrade Products went out of business in December 2019.
Cable One was rebranded to Sparklight in 2019.
As of 2019, Super Mario Bros. and its sequels have sold over 330 million copies worldwide.
Verifi was purchased by Visa in 2019.
Computer-related tv shows released in 2019
The first episode of Valley of the Boom was released on January 13, 2019.
Computer pioneer deaths in 2019
Fernando Corbató passed away on July 12, 2019 (Age: 93).
Laurie Hendren passed away on May 27, 2019 (Age: 60).
Henry Perot passed away on July 9, 2019 (Age: 89).
Danny Cohen passed away on August 12, 2019 (Age: 81).
Thomas Nicely passed away on September 11, 2019 (Age: 76).
Gary Starkweather passed away on December 26, 2019 (Age: 81).