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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.


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