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  • 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.


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