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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 16, 2015

    Internet

    Republicans presented legislation

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 16, 2015

    On January 16, 2015, Republicans presented legislation, in the form of a U.S. Congress HR discussion draft bill, that makes concessions to net neutrality but prohibits the FCC from accomplishing the goal or enacting any further regulation affecting Internet service providers (ISPs).




  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2015

    Carlos Slim

    The Largest Shareholder in the New York Times Company

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2015

    Slim's stake in the Times increased again to 16.8% of the company's Class A shares on January 20, 2015 when he exercised stock options to purchase 15.9 million shares, making him the largest shareholder in the company.




  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

    Microsoft

    Microsoft Surface Hub

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

    On January 21, 2015, Microsoft announced the release of their first Interactive whiteboard, Microsoft Surface Hub.




  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook's attempt To Filter out False or Misleading Content

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

    As of January 21, 2015, Facebook's algorithm was revised in an attempt to filter out false or misleading content, such as fake news stories and hoaxes.




  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 25, 2015

    Dwayne Johnson

    Royal Rumble (2015)

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 25, 2015

    The Rock appeared at the 2015 Royal Rumble event during the main event match, where he helped his relative Roman Reigns fend off Big Show and Kane after Reigns eliminated them from the match. Reigns then won the match and The Rock endorsed him in the ring.




  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 3, 2015

    Uber

    Uber opens robotics research facility In Pittsburgh to build self-driving cars

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 3, 2015

    Uber opens robotics research facility In Pittsburgh to build self-driving cars. In May, Uber poaches 50 employees from Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics Engineering Center.




  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2015

    Zoom Video Communications

    Zoom received US$30 million in Series C funding

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2015

    On February 4, 2015, the company received US$30 million in Series C funding from investors including Emergence Capital, Horizons Ventures (Li Ka-shing), Qualcomm Ventures, Jerry Yang, and Patrick Soon-Shiong. At that time, Zoom had 40 million users, with 65,000 organizations subscribed and a total of 1 billion meeting minutes since it was established.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 16, 2015

    Bitcoin

    Release 0.10 of the software was made public

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 16, 2015

    Release 0.10 of the software was made public on 16 February 2015. It introduced a consensus library which gave programmers easy access to the rules governing consensus on the network. In version, 0.11.2 developers added a new feature that allowed transactions to be made unspendable until a specific time in the future.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

    Samsung

    Acquiring LoopPay

    U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

    On 18 February 2015, Samsung acquired U.S.-based mobile payments firm "LoopPay" - This allows Samsung in smartphone transactions.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 19, 2015

    Uber

    Uber raises an additional $1 billion in its $40 billion pre-money valuation Series E

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 19, 2015

    Uber raises an additional $1 billion in its $40 billion pre-money valuation Series E, increasing the total Series E money raised to $2.8 billion (after adding the first $1.2 billion and the next $600 million raised from Baidu). The additional investors are Times Internet, Foundation Capital, and Accelerated IT Ventures.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 8, 2015

    Kaká

    Draw on his MLS debut

    Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 8, 2015

    On 8 March 2015, Kaká scored a free kick for the equaliser in a 1–1 draw on his MLS debut against New York City FC at the Citrus Bowl, the first in Orlando City's competitive history.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Mar 12, 2015

    Eminem

    10-disc vinyl box set

    U.S.
    Thursday Mar 12, 2015

    The Official Eminem Box Set, a career-spanning, 10-disc vinyl box set, was released on March 12, 2015. The set includes seven of Eminem's eight studio albums (excluding Infinite), the 8 Mile soundtrack, the compilation Eminem Presents: The Re-Up, and the greatest hits collection Curtain Call: The Hits.


  • San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Friday Mar 13, 2015

    YouTube

    YouTube enabled 360° videos which can be viewed from Google Cardboard

    San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Friday Mar 13, 2015

    On March 13, 2015, YouTube enabled 360° videos which can be viewed from Google Cardboard, a virtual reality system. YouTube 360 can also be viewed from all other virtual reality headsets. Live streaming of 360° video at up to 4K resolution is also supported.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 24, 2015

    Adidas

    Adidas and McDonald's Unveiled the 2015 McDonald's All-American Uniforms

    U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 24, 2015

    On 24 March 2015, Adidas and McDonald's unveiled the 2015 McDonald's All-American uniforms. For the third year in a row, players will be wearing short-sleeved jerseys, made with the same lightweight and breathable material as the ones used in the NBA.


  • Santa Clara, California, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 29, 2015

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania 31

    Santa Clara, California, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 29, 2015

    The Rock appeared at WrestleMania 31 alongside Ronda Rousey, getting into an in-ring altercation with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Rock and Rousey prevailed after he attacked Triple H and she overpowered McMahon.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

    Internet

    Net Neutrality

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

    On April 13, 2015, the FCC published the final rule on its new "Net Neutrality" regulations.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 23, 2015

    Ellie Goulding

    Working with Major Lazer

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 23, 2015

    Goulding appeared on the Major Lazer album Peace Is the Mission on the track "Powerful", alongside Tarrus Riley. The track was released together with the album on 1 June 2015. A preview of the single was revealed on 23 April 2015.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 29, 2015

    Uber

    UberFRESH available in New York City and Chicago

    U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 29, 2015

    UberFRESH, which launched in the Los Angeles area in August 2014, rebrands itself as UberEATS. The rebranding is linked to an effort to rapidly expand to other areas. The service is already available in New York City and Chicago and plans to expand to many other locations.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday May 6, 2015

    Bank of America

    Bank of America announced it would reduce its financial exposure to coal companies

    U.S.
    Wednesday May 6, 2015

    On May 6, 2015, Bank of America announced it would reduce its financial exposure to coal companies. The announcement came following pressure from universities and environmental groups. The new policy was announced as part of the bank's decision to continue to reduce credit exposure over time to the coal mining sector.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Monday May 11, 2015

    Aaron Hernandez

    Hernandez was indicted for witness intimidation

    Florida, U.S.
    Monday May 11, 2015

    On May 11, 2015, Hernandez was indicted for witness intimidation in relation to the Bradley shooting, since Bradley was reportedly a witness to the 2012 Boston double homicide. The intimidation charge for Hernandez carried a maximum penalty of ten years in prison. This charge was included in Hernandez's trial for the double homicide, which began on March 1, 2017. During the trial, it was revealed Bradley texted his lawyer this about the shooting in a deleted text message: "Now u sure once I withdraw this lawsuit I won't be held on perjury after I tell the truth about me not recalling anything about who shot me."


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 13, 2015

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook In association With Major News Portals Launched "Instant Articles"

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 13, 2015

    On May 13, 2015, Facebook in association with major news portals launched "Instant Articles" to provide news on the Facebook news feed without leaving the site.


  • Monroe Township, New Jersey, U.S.
    Saturday May 23, 2015

    John Forbes Nash Jr.: A Beautiful Mind

    Death

    Monroe Township, New Jersey, U.S.
    Saturday May 23, 2015

    On May 23, 2015, Nash and his wife died in a car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike near Monroe Township, New Jersey. They had been on their way home from the airport after a visit to Norway, where Nash had received the Abel Prize, when their taxicab driver, Tark Girgis, lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail. Both passengers were ejected from the car upon impact. State police revealed that it appeared neither passenger was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. At the time of his death, the 86-year-old Nash was a longtime resident of West Windsor Township, New Jersey. He is survived by his two sons, John Charles Martin Nash who lived with his parents at the time of their death, and the older, John Stier.


  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
    Saturday May 30, 2015

    Joe Biden

    Death of Beau Biden

    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
    Saturday May 30, 2015

    On May 30, 2015, Biden's son, Beau Biden, died at age 46 after having battled brain cancer for several years. In a statement, the Vice President's office said, "The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words." The nature and seriousness of the illness had not been previously disclosed to the public, and Biden had quietly reduced his public schedule in order to spend more time with his son. At the time of his death, Beau Biden had been widely seen as the frontrunner to be the Democratic nominee for Governor of Delaware in 2016.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 2, 2015

    Eminem

    Phenomenal

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 2, 2015

    Eminem is the executive producer of the soundtrack on the sports drama Southpaw, with Shady Records. The first single from the soundtrack called 'Phenomenal' was released on June 2, 2015.


  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 16, 2015

    Donald Trump

    Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 16, 2015

    On June 16, 2015, Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States at Trump Tower in Manhattan. In the speech, Trump discussed illegal immigration, offshoring of American jobs, the U.S. national debt, and Islamic terrorism, which all remained large priorities during the campaign. He also announced his campaign slogan: "Make America Great Again".


  • California, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 18, 2015

    Uber

    California Labor Commission rules that a particular Uber driver is an employee

    California, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 18, 2015

    California Labor Commission rules that a particular Uber driver is an employee, not independent contractor.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Jun 21, 2015

    Dwayne Johnson

    Ballers

    U.S.
    Sunday Jun 21, 2015

    Johnson starred in the HBO series Ballers starting in 2015. The show ran for five seasons and was ranked as HBO's most watched comedy in six years.


  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 27, 2015

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Confronted BO Dallas

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 27, 2015

    On June 27, The Rock appeared at a live event in Boston where he confronted Bo Dallas and gave him a Rock Bottom.


  • Monroe, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 1, 2015

    Eminem

    Only in Monroe

    Monroe, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 1, 2015

    Eminem appeared on the public access show Only in Monroe, produced in Monroe, Michigan, and was interviewed by guest host Stephen Colbert for an episode that aired July 1, 2015.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 10, 2015

    Eminem

    Kings Never Die

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 10, 2015

    "Kings Never Die" by Eminem featuring Gwen Stefani, was released on July 10, 2015 on YouTube via Eminem's Vevo account.


  • California, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 16, 2015

    Uber

    Administrative judge recommends that Uber be fined $7.3 million and suspended from operating in California

    California, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 16, 2015

    Administrative judge recommends that Uber be fined $7.3 million and suspended from operating in California.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 29, 2015

    Microsoft

    Windows 10

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 29, 2015

    On July 29, 2015, Windows 10 was released.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 1, 2015

    Uber

    Uber has completed a Series F round

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 1, 2015

    It is announced that Uber has completed a Series F round, raising $1 billion at a $50 billion pre-money valuation (so a $51 billion post-money valuation). Key investors are Microsoft and Bennett, Coleman, & Co, Ltd., the parent company of The Times Group, India's largest media conglomerate.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 10, 2015

    Google LLC

    Google announcement about Alphabet

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 10, 2015

    On August 10, 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet. Google became Alphabet's leading subsidiary, and will continue to be the umbrella company for Alphabet's Internet interests. Upon completion of the restructure, Sundar Pichai became CEO of Google, replacing Larry Page, who became CEO of Alphabet.


  • San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 26, 2015

    YouTube

    YouTube Gaming

    San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 26, 2015

    Later on August 26, 2015, YouTube launched YouTube Gaming—a video gaming-oriented vertical and app for videos and live streaming, intended to compete with the Amazon.com-owned Twitch.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 26, 2015

    Amazon

    Amazon launches Amazon Underground

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 26, 2015

    Amazon launches Amazon Underground, an Android app through which users can get gaming and other apps for free that they would otherwise have to pay for, and also get in-app purchases for free. App creator participation is voluntary. App creators are paid $0.002 for every minute a user spends in the app.


  • Los Gatos, California, U.S.
    Friday Aug 28, 2015

    Pablo Escobar: Narcos

    Narcos Series

    Los Gatos, California, U.S.
    Friday Aug 28, 2015

    Narcos is a series based on the story of Pablo Escobar. The series also focuses on Escobar's interactions with drug lords, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, and various opposition entities. The show started on the 28th of August 2015


  • Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 10, 2015

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Flight 93 National Memorial

    Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 10, 2015

    In Shanksville, a concrete and glass visitor center was opened on September 10, 2015, situated on a hill overlooking the crash site and the white marble Wall of Names. An observation platform at the visitor center and the white marble wall are both aligned beneath the path of Flight 93.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

    Tesla, Inc.

    Deliveries of the Model X Signature series

    U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

    Deliveries of the Model X Signature series began on September 29, 2015.


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

    MacOS

    OS X 10.11 El Capitan

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

    Apple's 2015 update, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, was announced to focus specifically on stability and performance improvements.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Nov 2, 2015

    Amazon

    Amazon opened its first physical retail store

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Nov 2, 2015

    Amazon opened its first physical retail store, a bookstore in the University Village shopping center in Seattle. The store, known as Amazon Books, has prices matched to those found on the Amazon website and integrate online reviews into the store's shelves.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 29, 2015

    Kobe Bryant

    Retirement announcement

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 29, 2015

    On November 29, 2015, Bryant announced via The Players' Tribune that he would be retiring at the end of the season. In his poem titled "Dear Basketball", Bryant wrote that he fell in love with the game at age six; "A love so deep I gave you my all/From my mind & body/To my spirit & soul." The 2015–16 season "is all I have left to give./My heart can take the pounding/My mind can handle the grind/But my body knows it's time to say goodbye./And that's OK./I'm ready to let you go."


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Nov 30, 2015

    Nokia

    Unveiling OZO

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Nov 30, 2015

    On 28 July 2015, Nokia announced OZO, a 360-degrees virtual reality camera, with eight 2K optical image sensors. The division behind the product, Nokia Technologies, claimed that OZO would be the most advanced VR film-making platform. OZO was fully unveiled on 30 November in Los Angeles. The OZO, designed for professional use, was intended for retail for US$60,000.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 1, 2015

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Donate 99% of their Facebook shares

    U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 1, 2015

    On December 1, 2015, Zuckerberg and Chan announced the birth of their first daughter Max, and in an open letter to Max, they pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook shares, then valued at US$45 billion, to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, their new organization that will focus on health and education.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 1, 2015

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

    U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 1, 2015

    On December 1, 2015, Mark and Chan announced they would eventually give 99 percent of their Facebook shares (worth about US$45 billion at the time) to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.


  • San Bernardino, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 2, 2015

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    San Bernardino Attack

    San Bernardino, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 2, 2015

    On December 2, 2015, 14 people were killed and 22 others were seriously injured in an Islamic terrorist attack consisting of a mass shooting and an attempted bombing at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. The perpetrators, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple living in the city of Redlands, targeted a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and Christmas party of about 80 employees in a rented banquet room. Farook was a U.S.-born citizen of Pakistani descent, who worked as a health department employee. Malik was a Pakistani-born green card holder.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 4, 2015

    Uber

    Uber announces that it is raising $2.1 billion at a $62.5 billion valuation

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 4, 2015

    Uber announces that it is raising $2.1 billion at a $62.5 billion valuation.


  • Worldwide
    Friday Dec 4, 2015

    Uber

    Global technology and service alliance

    Worldwide
    Friday Dec 4, 2015

    Uber competitors Lyft (United States), Didi Kuaidi (China), Ola Cabs (India), and GrabTaxi (South-East Asia) (all of which have Softbank as an investor) announce a global technology and service alliance.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 7, 2015

    Ellie Goulding

    Grammy Award nomination

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 7, 2015

    On 7 December 2015, "Love Me like You Do" earned Goulding a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Dec 14, 2015

    Amazon

    Amazon Tower I

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Dec 14, 2015

    Amazon begins moving into their new headquarters campus in the Denny Triangle neighborhood of Seattle, beginning with the 38-story Amazon Tower I (nicknamed "Doppler" after the codename for Amazon Echo).


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 16, 2015

    Warren Buffett

    Hillary Clinton

    U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 16, 2015

    On December 16, 2015, Buffett endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president.


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