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  • Espoo, Finland
    Monday Aug 1, 2011

    Nokia

    Nokia announced that it would adopt a New Three-digit Naming System

    Espoo, Finland
    Monday Aug 1, 2011

    On 1 August 2011, Nokia announced that it would adopt a new three-digit naming system for mobile phone products and stop using letters, effectively ending the Nseries, Eseries, and short-lived Cseries.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 2, 2011

    Joe Biden

    Budget Control Act of 2011

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 2, 2011

    The U.S. debt ceiling crisis developed over the next few months, but Biden's relationship with McConnell again proved key in breaking a deadlock and bringing about a deal to resolve it, in the form of the Budget Control Act of 2011, signed on August 2, 2011, the same day an unprecedented U.S. default had loomed.




  • France
    Wednesday Aug 3, 2011

    Christine Lagarde

    Investigation into Lagarde's role in a €403 million arbitration deal

    France
    Wednesday Aug 3, 2011

    On 3 August 2011, a French court ordered an investigation into Lagarde's role in a €403 million arbitration deal in favor of businessman Bernard Tapie.




  • Taoyuan City, Taiwan
    Saturday Aug 6, 2011

    HTC

    Dashwire acquisition

    Taoyuan City, Taiwan
    Saturday Aug 6, 2011

    On 6 August 2011, HTC acquired Dashwire for $18.5M.




  • 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.




  • Italy
    Wednesday Aug 17, 2011

    Ciro Immobile

    Pescara loan

    Italy
    Wednesday Aug 17, 2011

    On 17 August 2011, it was announced that Immobile would join Serie B club Pescara on a season-long loan from Juventus.




  • 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.


  • Italy
    Friday Aug 26, 2011

    Ciro Immobile

    First goal for Pescara

    Italy
    Friday Aug 26, 2011

    He scored his first goal for the club on 26 August during his debut for Pescara in the first league match against Hellas Verona.


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