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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 1, 2014

    Bitcoin

    From $13.30 rising to $770

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 1, 2014

    In 2013, prices started at $13.30 rising to $770 by 1 January 2014.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 1, 2014

    Robin Williams

    After Deaths Films

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 1, 2014

    After his death in 2014, four films starring him were released: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, A Merry Friggin' Christmas, Boulevard and Absolutely Anything.




  • Staples Center, Los Angeles, USA
    Sunday Jan 26, 2014

    The Beatles

    McCartney and Starr performed together

    Staples Center, Los Angeles, USA
    Sunday Jan 26, 2014

    On 26 January 2014, McCartney and Starr performed together at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.




  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Feb 3, 2014

    Facebook, Inc.

    The Company Celebrated Its 10th anniversary

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Feb 3, 2014

    The company celebrated its 10th anniversary during the week of February 3, 2014.




  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2014

    Microsoft

    Steve Ballmer Stepped down as CEO of Microsoft

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2014

    On February 4, 2014, Steve Ballmer stepped down as CEO of Microsoft and was succeeded by Satya Nadella, who previously led Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise division.




  • Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2014

    Bill Gates

    A new Chairman

    Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2014

    On February 4, 2014, Gates stepped down as chairman of Microsoft to become Technology Advisor alongside new CEO Satya Nadella.




  • Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 27, 2014

    Michael Jordan

    Bought the team

    Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 27, 2014

    On February 27, the Bobcats announced that Johnson (Bobcats largest shareholder) had reached an agreement with Jordan and his group, MJ Basketball Holdings, to buy the team pending NBA approval.


  • Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Monday Mar 17, 2014

    Michael Jordan

    Jordan's purchase approved

    Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Monday Mar 17, 2014

    On March 17, the NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved Jordan's purchase, making him the first former player to become the majority owner of an NBA team.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 2014

    Sony Corporation

    The PlayStation VR announcement

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 2014

    On 18 March 2014, at GDC, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida announced their new virtual reality technology dubbed Project Morpheus, and later named PlayStation VR, for PlayStation 4.The headset brought VR gaming and non-gaming software to the company's console. According to a report released by Houston-based patent consulting firm LexInnova in May 2015, Sony is leading the virtual reality patent race. According to the firm's analysis of nearly 12,000 patents or patent applications, Sony has 366 virtual reality patents or patent applications. PlayStation VR was released worldwide on 13 October 2016.


  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 2014

    Java (programming language)

    Java SE 8

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 2014

    On March 18, 2014, Oracle released Java SE 8.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 20, 2014

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook announced a New Open-Source Programming Language

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 20, 2014

    On March 20, 2014, Facebook announced a new open-source programming language called Hack. Before public release, a large portion of Facebook was already running and "battle tested" using the new language.


  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 6, 2014

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania XXX

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 6, 2014

    In April 6, 2014, The Rock appeared in the opening segment of WrestleMania XXX along with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 8, 2014

    Uber

    Uber launches Uber Rush in New York City

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 8, 2014

    Uber launches Uber Rush in New York City, a courier service using bicycle messengers to deliver packages. This marks the beginning of Uber's transition into a logistics company.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    Internet

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was reported to be considering a new rule that would permit Internet service providers to offer content providers a faster track to send content

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    On April 23, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was reported to be considering a new rule that would permit Internet service providers to offer content providers a faster track to send content, thus reversing their earlier net neutrality position.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    Black Friday

    ICANN top-level domains

    U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    On April 23, 2014, .blackfriday joined a growing list of ICANN top-level domains (such as—traditionally—.com, .net, and .org).


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday May 15, 2014

    Internet

    the FCC decided to consider two options regarding Internet services

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday May 15, 2014

    On May 15, 2014, the FCC decided to consider two options regarding Internet services: first, permit fast and slow broadband lanes, thereby compromising net neutrality; and second, reclassify broadband as a telecommunication service, thereby preserving net neutrality.


  • Boston's South End, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Thursday May 15, 2014

    Aaron Hernandez

    Hernandez was indicted

    Boston's South End, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Thursday May 15, 2014

    On May 15, 2014, Hernandez was indicted on murder charges for the killings of de Abreu and Furtado, with additional charges of armed assault and attempted murder associated with shots fired at the surviving occupants in the vehicle. The trial began on March 1, 2017. The prosecution case was strongly based on testimony by Bradley, a known drug dealer who had been feuding with Hernandez since the NFL player allegedly shot him in the face and left him to die. Hernandez and Bradley each claimed the other person pulled the trigger. Jose Baez, Hernandez's attorney, argued that the proposed motive was implausible, and Hernandez was a suspect of convenience to close two unsolved murders. Bradley alleged that Hernandez was angered after the victims spilled a drink on him at a nightclub several hours before the shooting and killed them in retaliation. Security camera footage confirmed Hernandez was in the club for less than ten minutes. In that time he calmly posed for a photo with a fan and left by himself — contradicting Bradley's testimony that he departed with Hernandez. Furthermore, Baez characterized the police investigation as extraordinarily sloppy (e.g., the victims' bodies were kept in their bullet-riddled vehicle as it was towed away from the shooting scene, a major protocol violation) with no physical evidence tying Hernandez to the murders.


  • Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.
    Tuesday May 27, 2014

    Jim Carrey

    Carrey delivered the commencement address at Maharishi University of Management

    Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.
    Tuesday May 27, 2014

    Carrey delivered the commencement address at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, in May 2014 and received an honorary doctorate for his achievements as a comedian, artist, author, and philanthropist.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 7, 2014

    Uber

    Uber confirms it has raised $1.2 billion in a Series D

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 7, 2014

    Uber confirms it has raised $1.2 billion in a Series D round, with a pre-money valuation of $17 billion. Key investors include BlackRock, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (with partner Megan Quinn), Menlo Ventures (Shawn Carolan), SherpaVentures (with partners Shervin Pishevar and Scott Stanford), Summit Partners, and Wellington Management.


  • Buffalo, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 18, 2014

    Elon Musk

    The Biggest SolarCity

    Buffalo, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 18, 2014

    On 17 June 2014, Musk committed to building a SolarCity advanced production facility in Buffalo, New York, that would triple the size of the largest solar plant in the United States and it will be followed by one or more even bigger facilities in subsequent years. The Tesla Gigafactory 2 is a photovoltaic (PV) cell factory, leased by Tesla subsidiary SolarCity in Buffalo, New York.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 25, 2014

    LeBron James

    Heat contract is Opted

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 25, 2014

    On June 25, 2014, James opted out of his contract with the Heat.


  • Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 12, 2014

    LeBron James

    Back to the Cavaliers

    Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 12, 2014

    On July 12, he officially signed with the team.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 15, 2014

    Carlos Slim

    The Wealthiest Person in the World 2014

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 15, 2014

    On July 15, 2014, Forbes announced that Slim had reclaimed the position of the wealthiest person in the world, with a fortune of US$79.6 billion.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Jul 25, 2014

    Amazon

    Amazon launched the Fire Phone

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Jul 25, 2014

    In 2014, Amazon launched the Fire Phone. The Fire Phone was meant to deliver media streaming options but the venture failed, resulting in Amazon registering a $170 million loss. This would also lead to the Fire Phone production being stopped the following year. In August of the same year, Amazon would finalize the acquisition of Twitch, a social video gaming streaming site for $970 million. This new acquisition would be integrated into the game production division of Amazon.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

    Bitcoin

    Wikimedia Foundation started accepting donations of bitcoin

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

    On 30 July 2014, the Wikimedia Foundation started accepting donations of bitcoin.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 7, 2014

    Uber

    Uber announces UberPool

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 7, 2014

    Uber announces UberPool, which lets riders share rides based on proximity.


  • California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 11, 2014

    Robin Williams

    Death

    California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 11, 2014

    On August 11, 2014, Williams died by suicide in his Paradise Cay, California, home. His body was cremated at Monte's Chapel of the Hills in San Anselmo, and his ashes were scattered over San Francisco Bay the day after his death.


  • California, United States
    Thursday Aug 14, 2014

    Samsung

    Acquiring SmartThings

    California, United States
    Thursday Aug 14, 2014

    On 14 August 2014, Samsung acquired SmartThings, a fast-growing home automation startup. The company isn't releasing the acquisition price, but TechCrunch reported a $200 million pricetag when first caught word of the deal in July 2014.


  • Roanoke, Texas, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

    Samsung

    Acquiring Quietside LLC

    Roanoke, Texas, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

    On 19 August 2014, Samsung said it had acquired U.S. air conditioner distributor Quietside LLC as part of its push to strengthen its "smart home" business. A Samsung Electronics spokesman said the South Korean company acquired 100 percent of Quietside, but declined to elaborate on the price or other details.


  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 25, 2014

    Amazon

    Amazon announced its intent to acquire the video game streaming website Twitch

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 25, 2014

    Amazon announced its intent to acquire the video game streaming website Twitch for $970 million.


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Monday Sep 15, 2014

    Microsoft

    Microsoft acquired Mojang

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Monday Sep 15, 2014

    On September 15, 2014, Microsoft acquired the video game development company Mojang, best known for Minecraft, for $2.5 billion.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 30, 2014

    Windows

    Windows 10

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 30, 2014

    On September 30, 2014, Microsoft announced Windows 10 as the successor to Windows 8.1. It was released on July 29, 2015, and addresses shortcomings in the user interface first introduced with Windows 8. Changes on PC include the return of the Start Menu, a virtual desktop system, and the ability to run Windows Store apps within windows on the desktop rather than in full-screen mode. Windows 10 is said to be available to update from qualified Windows 7 with SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices from the Get Windows 10 Application.


  • Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    Monday Oct 6, 2014

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock made a Surprise

    Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    Monday Oct 6, 2014

    On the October 6 episode of Raw, The Rock made a surprise appearance to confront Rusev and Lana; this resulted in the Rock clearing Rusev from the ring.


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 16, 2014

    MacOS

    OS X 10.10 Yosemite

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 16, 2014

    The next version, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, adopted a design similar to iOS 7 but with greater complexity suitable for an interface controlled with a mouse.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Oct 23, 2014

    Uber

    "Asshole culture" of Uber

    U.S.
    Thursday Oct 23, 2014

    On October 22, 2014, an article by Sarah Lacy in PandoDaily was published where she sharply criticized the "asshole culture" of Uber and said she intended to delete the app from her phone.


  • San Diego, California, U.S.
    Monday Nov 3, 2014

    Samsung

    Acquiring Proximal Data

    San Diego, California, U.S.
    Monday Nov 3, 2014

    3 November 2014, Samsung announced it had acquired Proximal Data, Inc., a San Diego, California-based pioneer of server-side caching software with I/O intelligence that work within virtualized systems.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Nov 10, 2014

    Internet

    President Obama recommended the FCC reclassify broadband Internet service

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Nov 10, 2014

    On November 10, 2014, President Obama recommended the FCC reclassify broadband Internet service as a telecommunications service in order to preserve net neutrality.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 11, 2014

    American Sniper: Christopher Scott Kyle

    American Sniper

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 11, 2014

    American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical war drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall. It is loosely based on the memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History (2012) by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The film follows the life of Kyle, who became the deadliest marksman in U.S. military history with 255 kills from four tours in the Iraq War, 160 of which were officially confirmed by the Department of Defense. While Kyle was celebrated for his military successes, his tours of duty took a heavy toll on his personal and family life. The film was produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper, and Peter Morgan. It stars Cooper as Kyle and Sienna Miller as his wife Taya, with Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Kevin Lacz, Navid Negahban, and Keir O'Donnell in supporting roles.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

    Uber

    "Outlined the notion of spending 'a million dollars'"

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

    On November 17, 2014, BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith reported that Uber senior executive Emil Michael "outlined the notion of spending 'a million dollars'" to hire four top opposition researchers and four journalists. He said that team could help Uber fight back against the press by looking into "personal lives, your families". Michael was particularly focused on journalist Sarah Lacy, who accused Uber of “sexism and misogyny". Lacy wrote a sharp response critical of Uber's actions.


  • U.S.
    Monday Nov 24, 2014

    Eminem

    Shady XV

    U.S.
    Monday Nov 24, 2014

    Shady XV (stylized as SHADYXV) is a hip hop compilation album performed by various artists of Shady Records. The double disc album was released on November 24, 2014, by Shady Records and Interscope Records.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 30, 2014

    Kobe Bryant

    20th career triple-double

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 30, 2014

    On November 30, 2014, in a 129–122 overtime victory against the Toronto Raptors, Bryant recorded his 20th career triple-double with 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. At age 36, he became the oldest NBA player to achieve 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a game.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 5, 2014

    Uber

    Uber confirms it has raised $1.2 billion at a $40 billion pre-money valuation in a Series E

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 5, 2014

    Uber confirms it has raised $1.2 billion at a $40 billion pre-money valuation in a Series E round. Key investors include Qatar Investment Authority, Valiant Capital Partners, Lone Pine Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and SherpaVentures.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 2014

    Facebook, Inc.

    Zuckerberg Hosted Visiting Chinese Politician Lu Wei

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 2014

    Zuckerberg hosted visiting Chinese politician Lu Wei, known as the "Internet czar" for his influence in China's online policy, on the 8th of December.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 9, 2014

    Uber

    Uber expands UberFRESH in some parts of the Los Angeles area

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 9, 2014

    Uber expands UberFRESH in some parts of the Los Angeles area to include dinner delivery during weekdays.


  • Minnesota, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 14, 2014

    Kobe Bryant

    NBA's third all-time leading scorer

    Minnesota, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 14, 2014

    On December 14, Bryant became the NBA's third all-time leading scorer, passing Jordan (32,292) in a 100–94 win against Minnesota.


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