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  • London, England
    Thursday Jan 1, 2015

    Prince Harry

    Supporting Wounded Service Personnel

    London, England
    Thursday Jan 1, 2015

    In January 2015, it was reported that Harry would take a new role in supporting wounded service personnel by working alongside members of the London District's Personal Recovery Unit for the MOD's Defence Recovery Capability scheme to ensure that wounded personnel have adequate recovery plans. The palace confirmed weeks later that the scheme was established in partnership with Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion.




  • Tokyo, japan
    Thursday Jan 1, 2015

    PlayStation Network

    5-day extension to PlayStation Plus memberships

    Tokyo, japan
    Thursday Jan 1, 2015

    On January 1, 2015, Sony announced that users would be compensated for the downtime with a 5-day extension to PlayStation Plus memberships.




  • Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 12, 2015

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or

    Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 12, 2015

    Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d'Or as the World Player of the Year for a second consecutive time, having won it previously last year.




  • 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.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 22, 2015

    Uber

    Uber gets $1.6 billion from Goldman Sachs in debt financing

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 22, 2015

    Uber gets $1.6 billion from Goldman Sachs in debt financing.


  • Nairobi, Kenya
    Friday Jan 23, 2015

    Uber

    Uber launches its first product in East Africa

    Nairobi, Kenya
    Friday Jan 23, 2015

    Uber launches its first product in East Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya.


  • Indonesia
    Friday Jan 23, 2015

    OnePlus

    Partnering with Lazada Indonesia

    Indonesia
    Friday Jan 23, 2015

    OnePlus made its products available in Southeast Asia for the first time, partnering with Lazada Indonesia on 23 January 2015 and was expected to expand during that year throughout the region.


  • 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.


  • Beirut, Lebanon
    Thursday Jan 29, 2015

    Qasem Soleimani

    Soleimani laid wreaths at the graves of the slain Hezbollah members

    Beirut, Lebanon
    Thursday Jan 29, 2015

    In a visit to the Lebanese capital Beirut on 29 January 2015, Soleimani laid wreaths at the graves of the slain Hezbollah members, including Jihad Mughniyah, which strengthened suspicions about a collaboration between Hezbollah and the Quds Force.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Jan 31, 2015

    Internet

    ("with some caveats")

    U.S.
    Saturday Jan 31, 2015

    On January 31, 2015, AP News reported that the FCC will present the notion of applying ("with some caveats") Title II (common carrier) of the Communications Act of 1934 to the internet in a vote expected on February 26, 2015.


  • Malaysia
    Sunday Feb 1, 2015

    Jackie Chan

    Knight Commander Title

    Malaysia
    Sunday Feb 1, 2015

    On 1 February 2015, Chan was awarded the honour of Knight Commander of the Order of the Territorial Crown by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia Tuanku Abdul Halim in conjunction with the country's Federal Territory Day.


  • Florence, Italy
    Monday Feb 2, 2015

    Mohamed Salah

    To Fiorentina

    Florence, Italy
    Monday Feb 2, 2015

    On transfer deadline, 2 February 2015, Chelsea confirmed that Salah would play for the Italian club Fiorentina on an 18-month loan until the end of the 2015–16 season, as part of a transfer deal which saw Juan Cuadrado moving in the opposite direction, Salah chose the number 74 shirt in honor of the victims of the Port Said Stadium riot. Six days after signing, he made his Fiorentina debut coming off the bench in the 65th minute as a replacement for Joaquín in a 3–2 Serie A victory against Atalanta at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.


  • 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.


  • Kokang, Myanmar
    Monday Feb 9, 2015

    Conflict in Myanmar

    Government Forces launched a series of Military Operations

    Kokang, Myanmar
    Monday Feb 9, 2015

    Between February and May 2015, government forces launched a series of military operations in Kokang, in northern Shan State, after the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) attempted to retake territory it had lost in 2009.


  • Antarctica
    Wednesday Feb 11, 2015

    Harald V

    The world's first reigning monarch to visit Antarctica

    Antarctica
    Wednesday Feb 11, 2015

    In 2015, he became the world's first reigning monarch to visit Antarctica, specifically the Norwegian dependency Queen Maud Land.


  • Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Saturday Feb 14, 2015

    Adidas

    Kanye West Collaborated With Adidas

    Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Saturday Feb 14, 2015

    On 14 February 2015, Kanye West collaborated with Adidas to create the first pair of Yeezys, eventually leading to his own clothing line which would transform the lifestyle and streetwear industry.


  • China
    Sunday Feb 15, 2015

    Uber

    Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache, the two biggest players in the low-cost app-based taxi hailing market in China

    China
    Sunday Feb 15, 2015

    Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache, the two biggest players in the low-cost app-based taxi hailing market in China, announce a merger into Didi Kuaidi. The merged company would be significantly larger than Uber in China.


  • 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.


  • France
    Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

    Emmanuel Macron

    Special 49.3 procedure

    France
    Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

    As Minister of the Economy, Macron was at the forefront of pushing through business-friendly reforms. On 17 February 2015, Prime Minister Manuel Valls pushed Macron's signature law package through a reluctant parliament using the special 49.3 procedure.


  • 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.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Monday Mar 9, 2015

    Hachikō

    Tokyo University Statue

    Tokyo, Japan
    Monday Mar 9, 2015

    On March 9, 2015, the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Tokyo unveiled a bronze statue depicting Ueno returning to meet Hachikō at the University of Tokyo, Japan to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Hachikō's death. The statue was sculpted by Tsutomu Ueda from Nagoya and depicts a very excited Hachikō jumping up to greet his master at the end of a workday. Ueno is dressed in a hat, suit, and trench coat, with his briefcase placed on the ground. Hachikō wears a studded harness as seen in his last photos.


  • 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.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Monday Mar 16, 2015

    Nintendo

    DeNA Partnership

    Tokyo, Japan
    Monday Mar 16, 2015

    On 17 March 2015, Nintendo announced a partnership with Japanese mobile developer DeNA to produce games for smart devices. The first of these, Miitomo, was released in March 2016.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Monday Mar 16, 2015

    Nintendo

    Codename "NX"

    Kyoto, Japan
    Monday Mar 16, 2015

    On 17 March 2015, Nintendo announced a new "dedicated games platform with a brand new concept" with the codename "NX" that would be further revealed in 2016. Reggie Fils-Aimé, president of Nintendo of America, referred to NX as "our next home console" in a June 2015 interview with The Wall Street Journal. In a later article from October 2015, The Wall Street Journal relayed speculation from unnamed inside sources that the NX was intended to feature "industry-leading" hardware specifications and be usable as both a home and portable console. It was also reported that Nintendo had begun distributing software development kits (SDKs) for it to third-party developers, with the unnamed source further speculating that these moves suggested that the company was on track to introduce it as early as 2016.


  • Kensington Palace, London, England
    Tuesday Mar 17, 2015

    Prince Harry

    Kensington Palace announcement

    Kensington Palace, London, England
    Tuesday Mar 17, 2015

    On 17 March 2015, Kensington Palace announced that Harry would leave the Armed Forces in June. Before then, he would spend four weeks throughout April and May at army barracks in Darwin, Perth and Sydney whilst seconded to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). After leaving the Army, while considering his future, he would return to work in a voluntary capacity with the Ministry of Defence, supporting Case Officers in the Ministry's Recovery Capability Programme. He would be working with both those who administer and receive physical and mental care within the London District area.


  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Mar 17, 2015

    St. Patrick's Day

    Sarajevo Irish Festival

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Mar 17, 2015

    Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina has a large Irish expatriate community. The community established the Sarajevo Irish Festival in 2015, which is held for three days around and including St. Patrick's Day. The festival organizes an annual parade, hosts Irish theatre companies, screens Irish films and organizes concerts of Irish folk musicians. The festival has hosted numerous Irish artists, filmmakers, theatre directors and musicians such as Conor Horgan, Ailis Ni Riain, Dermot Dunne, Mick Moloney, Chloë Agnew, and others.


  • South Korea
    Thursday Mar 19, 2015

    IKEA

    The Consumers Union of Korea's Report

    South Korea
    Thursday Mar 19, 2015

    On 19 March 2015, the Consumers Union of Korea published a report comparing the prices of 49 IKEA products in South Korea and other countries.


  • 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.


  • Brazil
    Wednesday Apr 1, 2015

    Lula da Silva

    The Public Ministry of Brazil opened an investigation into allegations of influence peddling by Lula

    Brazil
    Wednesday Apr 1, 2015

    In April 2015, the Public Ministry of Brazil opened an investigation into allegations of influence peddling by Lula, which claimed that between 2011 and 2014 he had lobbied for government contracts in foreign countries for the Odebrecht company and had also persuaded the Brazilian Development Bank to finance the projects in Ghana, Angola, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.


  • The Royal Military College, Duntroon in Canberra, Australia
    Monday Apr 6, 2015

    Prince Harry

    Harry reported for duty to Australia's Chief of the Defence Force

    The Royal Military College, Duntroon in Canberra, Australia
    Monday Apr 6, 2015

    On 6 April 2015, Harry reported for duty to Australia's Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin at the Royal Military College, Duntroon in Canberra, Australia. Harry flew to Darwin later that day to begin his month-long secondment to the ADF's 1st Brigade. His visit included detachments to NORFORCE as well as to an aviation unit.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

    Nokia

    Nokia announced that it had agreed to purchase Alcatel-Lucent

    Espoo, Finland
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

    On 14 April 2015, Nokia confirmed that it was in talks with the French telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent regarding a potential merger. The next day, Nokia announced that it had agreed to purchase Alcatel-Lucent for €15.6 billion in an all-stock deal.


  • 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.


  • Plaza Carso, Mexico City, Mexico
    Wednesday Apr 15, 2015

    Carlos Slim

    Carso Oil & Gas

    Plaza Carso, Mexico City, Mexico
    Wednesday Apr 15, 2015

    On April 15, 2015, Slim formed his own oil company called Carso Oil & Gas.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

    Xiaomi

    Mi 1s

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

    On 23 April 2015, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun and VP Hugo Barra came together to announce a new smartphone named Mi 1s in India, the first phone to be launched in India before any other country. The Xiaomi Mi Band was also launched in the same event.


  • 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.


  • Russia
    Saturday Apr 25, 2015

    Garry Kasparov

    Kasparov played a mini-match against Nigel Short

    Russia
    Saturday Apr 25, 2015

    On 25 and 26 April 2015, Kasparov played a mini-match against Nigel Short. The match consisted of two rapid games and eight blitz games. Kasparov won the match decisively with a score of 8½–1½, winning all five games on the second day.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Sunday Apr 26, 2015

    Xiaomi

    Ratan Tata acquire a stake

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Sunday Apr 26, 2015

    On 27 April 2015, it was reported Ratan Tata had acquired a stake in Xiaomi.


  • 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.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Saturday May 2, 2015

    Prince William

    Princess Charlotte Birth

    London, United Kingdom
    Saturday May 2, 2015

    On 8 September 2014, it was announced that the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant with her second child. She was admitted on 2 May 2015 to the same hospital and gave birth to Princess Charlotte.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Saturday May 2, 2015

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    Princess Charlotte

    London, England, U.K.
    Saturday May 2, 2015

    On 2 May 2015, Middleton's second child, Princess Charlotte, was born at St Mary's Hospital.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday May 6, 2015

    Lionel Messi

    Boss Messi

    Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday May 6, 2015

    Messi scored twice and assisted on another in their 3–0 semi-final victory over Bayern Munich, now under the stewardship of Guardiola. His second goal, which came only three minutes after his first, saw him chip the ball over goalkeeper Manuel Neuer after his dribble past Jérôme Boateng had made the defender drop to the ground; it went viral, becoming the year's most tweeted-about sporting moment, and was named the best goal of the season by UEFA. It's interesting, that Neuer argued that he would show Messi who is the Boss.


  • 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.


  • England
    Thursday May 7, 2015

    David Cameron

    The Conservative Party's decisive win in the General Election

    England
    Thursday May 7, 2015

    The Conservative Party's decisive win in the general election was as a surprise victory, as most polls and commentators predicted the outcome would be too close to call and result in a second hung parliament. Forming the first Conservative majority government since 1992, David Cameron became the first Prime Minister to be re-elected immediately after a full term with a larger popular vote share since Lord Salisbury at the 1900 general election.


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