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  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Tuesday Aug 1, 2017

    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Cash

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Tuesday Aug 1, 2017

    Supporters of large blocks who were dissatisfied with the activation of SegWit forked the software on 1 August 2017 to create Bitcoin Cash.




  • Wellington, New Zealand
    Tuesday Aug 1, 2017

    Jacinda Ardern

    Becoming the youngest leader

    Wellington, New Zealand
    Tuesday Aug 1, 2017

    At 37, Ardern became the youngest leader of the Labour Party in its history. She is also the second female leader of the party after Helen Clark.




  • Singapore
    Monday Aug 7, 2017

    Halimah Yacob

    Stepping down as Speaker of Parliament and MP of Marsiling-Yew Tee

    Singapore
    Monday Aug 7, 2017

    On 6 August 2017, Halimah announced that she would be stepping down as Speaker of Parliament and MP of Marsiling-Yew Tee the next day to run for the presidency in the 2017 presidential election.




  • West Hollywood, California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 7, 2017

    Netflix

    Netflix acquired Millarworld

    West Hollywood, California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 7, 2017

    On August 7, 2017, Netflix acquired Millarworld, the creator-owned publishing company of comic book writer Mark Millar. It is the first ever company acquisition in Netflix's history. Netflix plans to leverage Millar and his current and future work for future original content.




  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 8, 2017

    Google LLC

    Google Fired Employee James Damore

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 8, 2017

    On August 8, 2017, Google fired employee James Damore after he distributed a memo throughout the company which argued that "Google's ideological echo chamber" and bias clouded their thinking about diversity and inclusion, and that it is also biological factors, not discrimination alone, that cause the average woman to be less interested than men in technical positions.




  • Singapore
    Friday Aug 11, 2017

    Halimah Yacob

    Halimah's views on The Reserved Presidential Election

    Singapore
    Friday Aug 11, 2017

    In an interview published on 11 August 2017, Halimah gave her views on the reserved presidential election. She said that it "shows we don't only talk about multiracialism, but we talk about it in the context of meritocracy or opportunities for everyone, and we actually practise it".




  • U.S.
    Friday Aug 11, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Trump not going to rule out a military option

    U.S.
    Friday Aug 11, 2017

    On August 11, 2017, Trump said he is "not going to rule out a military option" to confront the government of Nicolás Maduro.


  • Italy
    Sunday Aug 13, 2017

    Ciro Immobile

    Supercoppa Italiana

    Italy
    Sunday Aug 13, 2017

    On 13 August 2017, Immobile scored the opening two goals of the Supercoppa Italiana; Lazio won with a final score of 3–2 over Juventus.


  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Monday Aug 21, 2017

    Sooronbay Jeenbekov

    Jeenbekov Resigned from the Post of Prime Minister

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Monday Aug 21, 2017

    Jeenbekov resigned from the post of Prime Minister on 21 August 2017, after being named as an official candidate in the 2017 presidential election. He stated that he "wanted to be in an equal position with other presidential candidates."


  • Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 23, 2017

    Amazon

    Amazon acquired Whole Foods

    Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 23, 2017

    On August 23, 2017, Whole Foods shareholders, as well as the Federal Trade Commission, approved the deal.


  • Manchester, England
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Ibrahimović Had Signed a New one-year Contract With Manchester United

    Manchester, England
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    On 24 August 2017, it was announced that Ibrahimović had signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United. It was also announced that he would be wearing number 10 in his second season with the team.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    Bitcoin

    SegWit was subsequently activated on the network

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    SegWit was subsequently activated on the network on 24 August 2017. The bitcoin price rose almost 50% in the week following SegWit's approval.


  • Myanmar
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    Conflict in Myanmar

    The ARSA launched a second large-scale attack

    Myanmar
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    On 25 August 2017, the ARSA (the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) launched a second large-scale attack against 24 police posts and the 552nd Light Infantry Battalion army base in northern Rakhine State. A total of 71 people were reportedly killed in the armed clashes.


  • Myanmar
    Friday Aug 25, 2017

    Conflict in Myanmar

    ARSA insurgents launched coordinated attacks

    Myanmar
    Friday Aug 25, 2017

    During the early hours of 25 August 2017, ARSA (The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) insurgents launched coordinated attacks on 24 police posts and the 552nd Light Infantry Battalion army base, killing a dozen people.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Friday Aug 25, 2017

    Xiaomi

    MIUI 9

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Friday Aug 25, 2017

    On 26 August, new MIUI v9 alongside Mi 5x has been released.


  • Singapore
    Friday Aug 25, 2017

    Halimah Yacob

    Halimah Launched Her Official Campaign Website

    Singapore
    Friday Aug 25, 2017

    On 25 August 2017, Halimah launched her official campaign website, including her campaign slogan "Do Good Do Together", which was criticised by many for being ungrammatical. She defended her slogan, explaining that it is meant to be catchy.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 29, 2017

    Uber

    Dara Khosrowshahi is hired as CEO

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 29, 2017

    Dara Khosrowshahi is hired as CEO.


  • San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 29, 2017

    YouTube

    YouTube officially launched the "polymer"

    San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 29, 2017

    On August 29, 2017, YouTube officially launched the "polymer" redesign of its user interfaces based on Material Design language as its default, as well a redesigned logo that is built around the service's play button emblem.


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