Computer history - 2021

Updated: 04/12/2021 by Computer Hope

Computer and technology-related events in 2021


On April 12, 2021, Microsoft announced it would be acquire Nuance in a $16 billion deal.

Security breaches and leaks in 2021

Hackers leaked 70 gigabytes of personal users information (over 4.1 million accounts) on the social media site Gab on March 10, 2021.

On April 3, 2021, over 553 million Facebook users information was posted online from a 2019 leak. The details included the users full name, location, birthday, e-mail address, phone number, and relationship status.

On April 8, 2021, LinkedIn announced that a user had scraped their database after it was discovered a hacker was attempting to sell a database containing 500 million LinkedIn users information.

Discontinued products and services in 2021

Microsoft announced that on March 31, 2021, Cortana would no longer work on Android, iOS and smart speakers.

Yahoo! announced that Yahoo! Answers would be shutting down on May 4, 2021.

LG announced in April that it would be closing its mobile phone business.

On April 9, 2021, Logitech announced it would be discontinuing the Logitech Harmony universal remote controls.

Computer company events in 2021

Hewlett-Packard announced it was buying the gaming accessory brand HyperX for $425 million from Kingston on February 24, 2021.

The once popular West coast chain Fry's Electronics announced it was going out of business on February 24, 2021.

Epic Games announced it had bought Tonic Games, the makers of Fall Guys for an undisclosed price on March 2, 2021.

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