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  • Espoo, Finland
    Wednesday Jan 1, 2014

    Symbian OS

    Symbian terminated

    Espoo, Finland
    Wednesday Jan 1, 2014

    Nokia terminated its support of software development and maintenance for Symbian with effect from 1 January 2014, thereafter refusing to publish new or changed Symbian applications or content in the Nokia Store and terminating its 'Symbian Signed' program for software certification.




  • 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.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Jan 7, 2014

    PlayStation

    PlayStation Now (PS Now)

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Jan 7, 2014

    PlayStation Now (PS Now) is a Gaikai-based video game streaming service used to provide PlayStation gaming content to PlayStation 3 (PS3), PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV and BRAVIA televisions. The service currently allows users to pay for access to a selection of original PlayStation 3 titles on either a per-game basis or via a subscription. PlayStation Now was announced on January 7, 2014 at the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show.




  • Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 13, 2014

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Winning the 2013 FIFA Puskás Award

    Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 13, 2014

    On 14 November 2012, he scored all four goals in a 4–2 win over England in the first ever match at the Friends Arena. His fourth goal, a 35-yard overhead kick with his back to goal, won him praise from players and pundits, with the BBC describing it as a goal that "combined unfathomable imagination and expert technique". It would win the 2013 FIFA Puskás Award for Goal of the Year.




  • Horse Guards, London, England
    Friday Jan 17, 2014

    Prince Harry

    Staff Officer Role

    Horse Guards, London, England
    Friday Jan 17, 2014

    On 17 January 2014, the Ministry of Defence announced that Harry had completed his attachment to 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, and would take up a staff officer role, SO3 (Defence Engagement), in HQ London District. His responsibilities would include helping to co-ordinate significant projects and commemorative events involving the Army in London. He was based at Horse Guards in central London.




  • London, England
    Thursday Jan 23, 2014

    Mohamed Salah

    To Chelsea

    London, England
    Thursday Jan 23, 2014

    On 23 January 2014, Chelsea announced that a deal had been agreed with Basel to bring Salah to London for a fee reported to be in the region of £11 million. Three days later the transfer was completed, making him the first Egyptian to sign for the Stamford Bridge club.


  • 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.


  • London, England
    Sunday Jan 26, 2014

    Google LLC

    Google announced It Had agreed to acquire DeepMind Technologies

    London, England
    Sunday Jan 26, 2014

    On January 26, 2014, Google announced it had agreed to acquire DeepMind Technologies, a privately held artificial intelligence company from London.


  • Ottawa, Canada
    Monday Jan 27, 2014

    Justin Trudeau

    The House of Commons

    Ottawa, Canada
    Monday Jan 27, 2014

    On January 27, 2014, Trudeau and MP Carolyn Bennett escorted Chrystia Freeland into the House of Commons, as is traditional for by-election victors.


  • Shan State, Myanmar
    Saturday Feb 1, 2014

    Conflict in Myanmar

    One of the largest Shan insurgent groups

    Shan State, Myanmar
    Saturday Feb 1, 2014

    One of the largest Shan insurgent groups in Myanmar is the Shan State Army - South (SSA-S), which has around 6,000 to 8,000 soldiers, and was led by Yawd Serk until his resignation on 2 February 2014.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2014

    Sony Corporation

    Sony announced Selling VAIO PC business

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2014

    On 4 February 2014, Sony announced that it would sell its VAIO PC business due to poor sales and Japanese company Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) will purchase the VAIO brand, with the deal finalized by the end of March 2014. Sony maintains a minority stake in the new, independent company.


  • 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.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

    Ellie Goulding

    Winning Brit award

    London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

    On 19 February, Goulding won Best British Female Solo Artist at the 2014 Brit Awards.


  • Crimea
    Thursday Feb 20, 2014

    NATO Establishment

    The Russian Intervention In Crimea

    Crimea
    Thursday Feb 20, 2014

    The Russian intervention in Crimea in 2014 led to strong condemnation by NATO nations and the creation of a new "spearhead" force of 5,000 troops at bases in Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria.


  • Singapore
    Thursday Feb 20, 2014

    Xiaomi

    Singapore release

    Singapore
    Thursday Feb 20, 2014

    On 21 February 2014 Xiaomi's Redmi and Mi 3 phones were released in Singapore. The Xiaomi Mi 3 batches were sold out within 2 minutes of the opening day sale in Singapore.


  • Istanbul, Turkey
    Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Erdoğan Deny The Conversation In The Records

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

    On 26 February 2014, Erdoğan acknowledged that his telephone had been tapped, but denied that the conversation was real, instead calling it an "immoral montage" that had been "dubbed" by combining other conversations. An analysis by Joshua Marpet of the United States, published by McClatchy, concluded that the recordings were "probably real", and if not, the fabrication was done with a sophistication he had not previously seen.


  • 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.


  • Japan
    Friday Feb 28, 2014

    Sony Corporation

    P5, Inc.

    Japan
    Friday Feb 28, 2014

    On 28 February 2014, Sony, M3 and Illumina established a joint venture called P5, Inc. to provide a genome analysis service for research institutions and enterprises in Japan.


  • Croatia
    Friday Feb 28, 2014

    Garry Kasparov

    A Croatian passport holder

    Croatia
    Friday Feb 28, 2014

    On 28 February 2014, his application for naturalization was approved, and he is now a Croatian passport holder.


  • Italy
    Sunday Mar 2, 2014

    Ciro Immobile

    First International match

    Italy
    Sunday Mar 2, 2014

    On 2 March 2014, he received his first call-up to the senior national team by Cesare Prandelli, for a friendly match against Spain three days later. He made his debut as a substitute for Alessio Cerci after 69 minutes as Spain eventually won 1–0.


  • London, England
    Thursday Mar 6, 2014

    Prince Harry

    Launching Invictus Games

    London, England
    Thursday Mar 6, 2014

    On 6 March 2014, Harry launched Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style sporting event for injured servicemen and women, which was held on 10–14 September 2014.


  • North Korea
    Sunday Mar 9, 2014

    Kim Jong-un

    Supreme People's Assembly

    North Korea
    Sunday Mar 9, 2014

    On 9 March 2014, Kim Jong-un was elected to a seat in the Supreme People's Assembly, the country's unicameral legislature.


  • Brussels, Belgium
    Sunday Mar 9, 2014

    OnePlus

    Expanding to the European Union

    Brussels, Belgium
    Sunday Mar 9, 2014

    On 9 March 2014, the company expanded its operations to the European Union.


  • Jerusalem, Israel
    Wednesday Mar 12, 2014

    David Cameron

    Cameron's first visit to Israel as Prime Minister

    Jerusalem, Israel
    Wednesday Mar 12, 2014

    In March 2014, during his first visit to Israel as Prime Minister, Cameron addressed Israel's Knesset in Jerusalem, where he offered his full support for peace efforts between Israelis and Palestinians, hoping a two-state solution might be achieved.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Sunday Mar 16, 2014

    Xiaomi

    Redmi Note phablet

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Sunday Mar 16, 2014

    On 17 March 2014, Redmi Note phablet was announced by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun.


  • 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.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday Mar 17, 2014

    St. Patrick's Day

    Moscow Irish Week

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday Mar 17, 2014

    In 2014, Moscow Irish Week was celebrated from 12 to 23 March, which includes St Patrick's Day on 17 March. Over 70 events celebrating Irish culture in Moscow, St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Voronezh, and Volgograd were sponsored by the Irish Embassy, the Moscow City Government, and other organizations.


  • 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.


  • Istanbul, Turkey
    Thursday Mar 20, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    The Twitter service Block

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Thursday Mar 20, 2014

    On 20 March, Erdoğan made a speech promising to "rip out the roots" of the Twitter service. Hours later the telecommunications regulator BTK blocked DNS service to the site, citing four court orders the Turkish government had made requiring them to remove content to preserve privacy that had not been heeded. Sources covering the story attributed this to the use of Twitter to share links to the Erdoğan recordings on YouTube. Erdoğan also threatened to ban Facebook.


  • 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.


  • Italy
    Saturday Mar 22, 2014

    Ciro Immobile

    First Seria A hat-trick

    Italy
    Saturday Mar 22, 2014

    On 22 March 2014, Immobile scored his first Serie A hat-trick, in a 3–1 win against Livorno. Three days later, he scored a spectacular volley with his left foot against Roma, temporarily bringing the Granata level at the Stadio Olimpico. On 6 April, he scored the winning goal against Catania in a 2–1 victory.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Sunday Mar 23, 2014

    Lionel Messi

    All-time top scorer in El Clásico

    Madrid, Spain
    Sunday Mar 23, 2014

    Messi scored another hat-trick against Real Madrid on 23 March made him the all-time top scorer in El Clásico.


  • Germany
    Wednesday Mar 26, 2014

    Angela Merkel

    The longest-serving incumbent head of government in the European Union.

    Germany
    Wednesday Mar 26, 2014

    On 26 March 2014, Merkel became the longest-serving incumbent head of government in the European Union.


  • Milan, Italy
    Saturday Mar 29, 2014

    Kaká

    300th match for Milan

    Milan, Italy
    Saturday Mar 29, 2014

    On 29 March 2014, Kaká scored twice in a 3–0 win against Chievo, his 300th match for Milan.


  • 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.


  • Alkmaar, Netherlands
    Friday Apr 18, 2014

    Marco van Basten

    The Manager of AZ Alkmaar

    Alkmaar, Netherlands
    Friday Apr 18, 2014

    AZ Alkmaar announced on 18 April 2014 that Van Basten would replace Dick Advocaat at the start of the 2014–15 season.


  • Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Tuesday Apr 22, 2014

    OnePlus

    OnePlus One

    Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Tuesday Apr 22, 2014

    The company's first product was the highly anticipated OnePlus One. It was unveiled on 22 April 2014, and was claimed as the "2014 Flagship Killer." The One had comparable, and in some ways better, specifications to other flagship phones of the year, while being sold at a significantly lower price at $299 for the 16 GB version or $349 for the 64 GB version.


  • Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    OnePlus

    Smash the Past

    Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    On 23 April 2014, OnePlus began its "Smash the Past" campaign. The promotion asked selected participants to destroy their phones on video in an effort to purchase the OnePlus One for $1 (US). Due to confusion, several videos were published by unselected users misinterpreting the promotion and destroying their phones before the promotion start date. OnePlus later revised the rules of their promotion by allowing consumers to donate their old phones. There were 140,000 entrants in the contest with 100 winners.


  • 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.


  • Vienna, Austria
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    Carlos Slim

    Telekom Austria

    Vienna, Austria
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    On April 23, 2014, Slim took control of Telekom Austria, Austria's biggest phone carrier, which has telcos in countries such as Bulgaria, Croatia and Belarus, under a 10-year agreement, was Slim's first successful business acquisition in Europe.


  • 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).


  • Finland
    Friday Apr 25, 2014

    Microsoft

    Nokia acquired

    Finland
    Friday Apr 25, 2014

    On April 25, 2014, Microsoft acquired Nokia Devices and Services for $7.2 billion.


  • Turin, Italy
    Sunday May 11, 2014

    Ciro Immobile

    First Capocannoniere

    Turin, Italy
    Sunday May 11, 2014

    On 11 May, Immobile scored in the penultimate fixture of the season against Parma, but was sent off in the second half and suspended for the final match against Fiorentina. He concluded his season with 22 goals in 33 appearances, plus one goal in the Coppa Italia. He became the first Torino player to win the Capocannoniere since Francesco Graziani in the 1976–77 season.


  • 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.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Monday May 19, 2014

    Lionel Messi

    Coach Luis Enrique

    Barcelona, Spain
    Monday May 19, 2014

    On 19 May 2014, it was announced that Luis Enrique would return to Barcelona as a manager, after he agreed to a three-year deal.


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