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  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 6, 2011

    Apple Inc.

    Mac App Store

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 6, 2011

    On January 6, 2011, the company opened its Mac App Store, a digital software distribution platform similar to the iOS App Store.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 6, 2011

    DC Comics

    DC announced that it would end all ongoing series set in the DC Universe in August and relaunch its comic line

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 6, 2011

    On June 1, 2011, DC announced that it would end all ongoing series set in the DC Universe in August and relaunch its comic line with 52 issue #1s, starting with Justice League on August 31 (written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Jim Lee), with the rest to follow later on in September.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 11, 2011

    Facebook, Inc.

    The Farm Bureau Disclosed $8.5 Million In "Domain Sales Income"

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 11, 2011

    On January 11, 2011, the Farm Bureau disclosed $8.5 million in "domain sales income", making the acquisition of FB.com one of the ten highest domain sales in history.




  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 30, 2011

    Kobe Bryant

    Youngest to score 27,000 points

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 30, 2011

    On January 30 against the Celtics, he became the youngest player to score 27,000 points.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 1, 2011

    Kobe Bryant

    One of a few

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 1, 2011

    On February 1, 2011, Bryant became one of seven players with at least 25,000 points, 5,000 rebounds, and 5,000 assists.




  • Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 13, 2011

    Eminem

    Eminem appeared at the 2011 Grammy Awards

    Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 13, 2011

    Eminem appeared at the 2011 Grammy Awards on February 13, performing "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" with Rihanna and Adam Levine and "I Need a Doctor" with Dr. Dre and Skylar Grey.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 14, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Was Revealed as the Host of WrestleMania XXVII

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 14, 2011

    On February 14, 2011, The Rock was revealed as the host of WrestleMania XXVII, appearing live on Raw for the first time in almost seven years. During a lengthy promo, he addressed the fans and started a feud with John Cena. After he and Cena exchanged insults, The Miz and Alex Riley appeared and attacked The Rock; he fended off Miz and Riley, only for Cena to blindside him with an Attitude Adjustment.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 22, 2011

    Amazon

    Amazon rebrands its Amazon Video service

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 22, 2011

    Amazon rebrands its Amazon Video service as Amazon Instant Video and adds access to 5,000 movies and TV shows for Amazon Prime members.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 22, 2011

    Amazon

    Amazon launches the Amazon Appstore for Android devices

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 22, 2011

    Amazon launches the Amazon Appstore for Android devices and the service was made available in over 200 countries.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 23, 2011

    Microsoft

    Open Networking Foundation

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 23, 2011

    Microsoft is a founding member of the Open Networking Foundation started on March 23, 2011.


  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania XXVII

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2011

    On April 3, at WrestleMania XXVII, The Rock opened the show by cutting a promo. After appearing in numerous backstage segments, The Rock came to ringside to restart the main event between Cena and The Miz as a No Disqualification match, after it had ended in a draw. As revenge for the Attitude Adjustment Cena had given him on Raw, Rock hit Cena with the Rock Bottom, allowing The Miz to pin him and retain the WWE Championship.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2011

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal returned after missing 27 games due to his Achilles

    U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2011

    Privately, he wanted to start, but kept it to himself. O'Neal missed games throughout the season due to an assortment of ailments to his right leg including knee, calf, hip, and Achilles injuries. The Celtics traded away center Kendrick Perkins in February partially due to the expectation that O'Neal would return to fill Perkins' role. The Celtics were 33–10 in games Perkins had missed during the year due to injury, and they were 19–3 in games that O'Neal played over 20 minutes. After requesting a cortisone shot, O'Neal returned April 3 after missing 27 games due to his Achilles; he played only five minutes due to a strained right calf. It was the last regular season game he would play that year.


  • U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 2011

    Barack Obama

    Reelection campaign for 2012

    U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 2011

    On April 4, 2011, Obama announced his reelection campaign for 2012 in a video titled "It Begins with Us" that he posted on his website and filed election papers with the Federal Election Commission.


  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock and Cena Agreed to a Match at WrestleMania XXVIII

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 2011

    The following night on Raw, The Rock and Cena agreed to a match at WrestleMania XXVIII the next year. They then worked together to fend off an attack by The Corre, which at the time consisted of Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, and Ezekiel Jackson.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 13, 2011

    Kobe Bryant

    NBA fined Bryant $100,000

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 13, 2011

    On April 13, 2011, the NBA fined Bryant $100,000 for directing a gay slur at referee Bennie Adams in frustration in the previous day's game. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation praised the NBA's decision to fine Bryant, and the Human Rights Campaign said that Bryant's language was a "disgrace" and "distasteful". Bryant stated that he was open to discussing the matter with gay rights groups and wanted to appeal his fine. He later apologized for the use of the word. Bryant and other Lakers appeared in a Lakers public service announcement denouncing his behavior.


  • San Leandro, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 15, 2011

    Black Friday

    One man was wounded after being shot following Black Friday shopping

    San Leandro, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 15, 2011

    In an incident outside a Walmart store in San Leandro, California, one man was wounded after being shot following Black Friday shopping at about 1:45 a.m.


  • U.S.
    Friday Apr 15, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    Fast Five (2011)

    U.S.
    Friday Apr 15, 2011

    Johnson first appeared as the character in Fast Five (2011) and helped catapult the film series into one of the top-grossing movie franchises in history.


  • California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 21, 2011

    Zoom Video Communications

    Zoom was founded by Eric Yuan

    California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 21, 2011

    Zoom was founded by Eric Yuan, a former corporate vice president for Cisco Webex.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Monday May 2, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    His 39th Birthday

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Monday May 2, 2011

    The Rock appeared live on Raw in his hometown of Miami to celebrate his 39th birthday.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 3, 2011

    Bin Laden

    Most Wanted List

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 3, 2011

    Website of the Federal Bureau of Investigation listing bin Laden as deceased on the Most Wanted List on May 3, 2011


  • U.S.
    Monday May 16, 2011

    Donald Trump

    Trump announced he would not run for president

    U.S.
    Monday May 16, 2011

    On May 16, 2011, Trump announced he would not run for president in the 2012 election.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 25, 2011

    Christine Lagarde

    Announced her candidacy to be head of the IMF

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 25, 2011

    On 25 May 2011, Lagarde announced her candidacy to be head of the IMF to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn, upon his resignation.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 1, 2011

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal announced his retirement via social media

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 1, 2011

    On June 1, 2011, O'Neal announced his retirement via social media. On a short video on Twitter, O'Neal tweeted, "We did it. Nineteen years, baby. I want to thank you very much. That's why I'm telling you first. I'm about to retire. Love you. Talk to you soon."


  • Orlando, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Jun 3, 2011

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Officially announce his retirement

    Orlando, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Jun 3, 2011

    On June 3, 2011, O'Neal held a press conference at his home in Orlando to officially announce his retirement. O'Neal established himself as an overpowering low post presence, putting up career averages of 23.7 points on .582 field goal accuracy, 10.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jun 6, 2011

    Netflix

    Changing prices

    U.S.
    Monday Jun 6, 2011

    In July 2011, Netflix changed its prices, charging customers for its mail rental service and streaming service separately. This meant a price increase for customers who wanted to continue receiving both services.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Wednesday Jun 8, 2011

    Bitcoin

    The price rose to $31.50

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Wednesday Jun 8, 2011

    The price rose to $31.50 on 8 June. Within a month the price fell to $11.00. The next month it fell to $7.80, and in another month to $4.77.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 21, 2011

    LeBron James

    Won the 11-12 Playoffs

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 21, 2011

    Won the 11-12 Playoffs with Heats


  • California, U.S.
    Friday Jul 1, 2011

    Amazon

    Sales taxes

    California, U.S.
    Friday Jul 1, 2011

    California starts collecting sales taxes on Amazon.com purchases.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 5, 2011

    Christine Lagarde

    A Manager Director

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 5, 2011

    On 28 June 2011, the IMF board elected Lagarde as its next Managing Director and Chairman for a five-year term, starting on 5 July 2011.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jul 14, 2011

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal announced that he would join Turner Network Television (TNT) as an analyst on its NBA basketball games

    U.S.
    Thursday Jul 14, 2011

    On July 14, 2011, O'Neal announced that he would join Turner Network Television (TNT) as an analyst on its NBA basketball games, joining Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jul 15, 2011

    Ruby Bridges

    Bridges met with President Barack Obama at the White House

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jul 15, 2011

    On July 15, 2011, Bridges met with President Barack Obama at the White House, and while viewing the Norman Rockwell painting of her on display he told her, "I think it's fair to say that if it hadn't been for you guys, I might not be here and we wouldn't be looking at this together".


  • California, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 28, 2011

    Java (programming language)

    Java SE 7

    California, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 28, 2011

    On July 28, 2011, Oracle released Java SE 7.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Friday Jul 29, 2011

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook announced Its Bug Bounty Program

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Friday Jul 29, 2011

    On July 29, 2011, Facebook announced its Bug Bounty Program that paid security researchers a minimum of $500 for reporting security holes. The company promised not to pursue "white hat" hackers who identified such problems.


  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S
    Monday Aug 15, 2011

    Google LLC

    Google made Its Largest-Ever Acquisition

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S
    Monday Aug 15, 2011

    On August 15, 2011, Google made its largest-ever acquisition to date when it announced that it would acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion This purchase was made in part to help Google gain Motorola's considerable patent portfolio on mobile phones and wireless technologies, to help protect Google in its ongoing patent disputes with other companies, mainly Apple and Microsoft, and to allow it to continue to freely offer Android.


  • Burbank, California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 22, 2011

    Marvel Studios

    Studio dismissed most of its marketing department

    Burbank, California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 22, 2011

    On August 22, 2011, at Disney's behest, the Studio dismissed most of its marketing department: Dana Precious, EVP of Worldwide Marketing; Jeffrey Stewart, VP of Worldwide Marketing and Jodi Miller, Manager of Worldwide Marketing. Disney markets Marvel's films.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2011

    Apple Inc.

    Jobs resigned

    U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2011

    On August 24, 2011, Jobs resigned his position as CEO of Apple.


  • U.S.
    Friday Sep 16, 2011

    Sony Corporation

    Launching Sony Tablet line

    U.S.
    Friday Sep 16, 2011

    In a bid to join the tablet computer market, the company launched its Sony Tablet line of Android tablets in 2011. But since 2012, Sony's Android products have been marketed under the Xperia brand used for its smartphones.


  • U.S.
    Friday Sep 16, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    WWE Announced the Rock Would Wrestle in a Traditional 5-On-5

    U.S.
    Friday Sep 16, 2011

    On September 16, WWE announced The Rock would wrestle in a traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series tag team match, teaming with Cena at Survivor Series in November.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Sep 18, 2011

    Netflix

    Intentions to start Qwikster

    U.S.
    Sunday Sep 18, 2011

    On September 18, 2011, Netflix announced its intentions to rebrand and restructure its DVD home media rental service as an independent subsidiary called Qwikster, separating DVD rental and streaming services. Andy Rendich, a 12-year Netflix veteran, was to be CEO of Qwikster. Qwikster would carry video games whereas Netflix did not. However, in October 2011, Netflix announced that it would retain its DVD service under the name Netflix and would not, in fact, create Qwikster for that purpose.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 28, 2011

    Amazon

    Amazon announces the Kindle Fire

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 28, 2011

    Amazon announces the Kindle Fire, a tablet computer that takes aim at Apple's iPad with a smaller device that sells at $199, compared with the $499 value of Apple's cheapest iPad.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 5, 2011

    Apple Inc.

    Jobs Died

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 5, 2011

    On October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs died, marking the end of an era for Apple.


  • U.S.
    Friday Oct 14, 2011

    Apple Inc.

    iPhone 4S

    U.S.
    Friday Oct 14, 2011

    Apple released the iPhone 4S.


  • Burbank, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 18, 2011

    Amazon

    Amazon.com announced a partnership with DC Comics

    Burbank, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 18, 2011

    On October 18, 2011, Amazon.com announced a partnership with DC Comics for the exclusive digital rights to many popular comics, including Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Sandman, and Watchmen. The partnership has caused well-known bookstores like Barnes & Noble to remove these titles from their shelves.


  • U.S.
    Friday Oct 21, 2011

    Barack Obama

    War in Iraq

    U.S.
    Friday Oct 21, 2011

    On October 21, 2011 President Obama announced that all U.S. troops would leave Iraq in time to be "home for the holidays".


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2011

    The Wright brothers

    Record that held for almost 10 years

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2011

    In October 1911, Orville Wright returned to the Outer Banks again, to conduct safety and stabilization tests with a new glider. On October 24, he soared for nine minutes and 45 seconds, a record that held for almost 10 years, when gliding as a sport began in the 1920s.


  • Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    Cena Instead Suggested The Rock Be His Partner

    Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2011

    On the October 24 episode of Raw, Cena instead suggested The Rock be his partner in a standard tag team match against The Miz and R-Truth, a team called Awesome Truth, which Rock agreed to the following week.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 1, 2011

    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin-Qt version 0.5.0 was released

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 1, 2011

    On 1 November 2011, the reference implementation Bitcoin-Qt version 0.5.0 was released. It introduced a front end that used the Qt user interface toolkit. The software previously used Berkeley DB for database management. Developers switched to LevelDB in release 0.8 in order to reduce blockchain synchronization time.


  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Nov 14, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    This Is Your Life

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Nov 14, 2011

    On November 14, during the special Raw Gets Rocked, The Rock appeared live, delivering Rock Bottoms to Mick Foley, who had been hosting a "This Is Your Life"-style segment for Cena, and later both members of Awesome Truth.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 20, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    Survivor Series (2011)

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 20, 2011

    The Rock and Cena defeated Awesome Truth on November 20 at Survivor Series, when The Rock pinned The Miz. After the match, The Rock gave Cena a Rock Bottom.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 29, 2011

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook Settled Federal Trade Commission Charges

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 29, 2011

    On November 29, 2011, Facebook settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by failing to keep privacy promises.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 7, 2011

    Uber

    Uber announces it has raised $37 million in Series B round

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 7, 2011

    Uber announces it has raised $37 million in Series B round, including investors such as Goldman Sachs, Menlo Ventures (with Shervin Pishevar and Shawn Carolan co-leading Menlo's investment), and Bezos Expeditions.


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