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  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 1, 2011

    Kobe Bryant

    One of a few

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 1, 2011

    On February 1, 2011, Bryant became one of seven players with at least 25,000 points, 5,000 rebounds, and 5,000 assists.




  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    Johan Cruyff

    Sounding Board groups

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    On 11 February 2011, Cruyff returned to Ajax on an advisory basis after agreeing to become a member of one of three "sounding board groups".




  • Europe
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    Jackie Chan

    JC Dragon’s Heart Europe

    Europe
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    In 2011, JC Dragon’s Heart Europe was established to continue the work of The Foundation throughout Europe and Africa.




  • Espoo, Finland
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    Nokia

    Strategic Partnership with Microsoft

    Espoo, Finland
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    On 11 February 2011, Nokia announced a "strategic partnership" with Microsoft, under which it would adopt Windows Phone 7 as its primary operating system on smartphones, and integrate its services and platforms with its own, including Bing as search engine, and integration of Nokia Maps data into Bing Maps. Elop stated that Nokia chose not to use Android because of an apparent inability to "differentiate" its offerings, with critics also noting that his past ties to Microsoft may have also influenced the decision.




  • Espoo, Finland
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    Symbian OS

    Nokia announced a partnership with Microsoft

    Espoo, Finland
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    On 11 February 2011, Nokia announced a partnership with Microsoft that would see Nokia adopt Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform, and Symbian would be gradually phased out, together with MeeGo. As a consequence, Symbian's market share fell, and application developers for Symbian dropped out rapidly. Research in June 2011 indicated that over 39% of mobile developers using Symbian at the time of publication was planning to abandon the platform.




  • Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 13, 2011

    Eminem

    Eminem appeared at the 2011 Grammy Awards

    Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 13, 2011

    Eminem appeared at the 2011 Grammy Awards on February 13, performing "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" with Rihanna and Adam Levine and "I Need a Doctor" with Dr. Dre and Skylar Grey.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 14, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Was Revealed as the Host of WrestleMania XXVII

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 14, 2011

    On February 14, 2011, The Rock was revealed as the host of WrestleMania XXVII, appearing live on Raw for the first time in almost seven years. During a lengthy promo, he addressed the fans and started a feud with John Cena. After he and Cena exchanged insults, The Miz and Alex Riley appeared and attacked The Rock; he fended off Miz and Riley, only for Cena to blindside him with an Attitude Adjustment.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Feb 15, 2011

    Muhammad Yunus

    The Finance Minister of Bangladesh declaration

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Feb 15, 2011

    On 15 February 2011, the Finance Minister of Bangladesh, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, declared that Yunus should "stay away" from Grameen Bank while it is being investigated.


  • Dalarna County, Sweden
    Thursday Feb 17, 2011

    IKEA

    The Wind Farm

    Dalarna County, Sweden
    Thursday Feb 17, 2011

    On 17 February 2011, IKEA announced its plans to develop a wind farm in Dalarna County, Sweden, furthering its goal of using only renewable energy to fuel its operations.


  • Germany
    Sunday Feb 20, 2011

    Michael Ballack

    Ballack made his return from injury

    Germany
    Sunday Feb 20, 2011

    On 20 February 2011, Ballack made his return from injury, coming on as a substitute for Simon Rolfes against VfB Stuttgart; Leverkusen won the match 4–2.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 22, 2011

    Amazon

    Amazon rebrands its Amazon Video service

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 22, 2011

    Amazon rebrands its Amazon Video service as Amazon Instant Video and adds access to 5,000 movies and TV shows for Amazon Prime members.


  • Wales, England, U.K.
    Friday Feb 25, 2011

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    Formally Introduced

    Wales, England, U.K.
    Friday Feb 25, 2011

    On 24 February 2011, Middleton was formally introduced to public life two months before the wedding, when she and Prince William attended a lifeboat-naming ceremony in Trearddur, Anglesey, in North Wales.


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