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  • Foster City, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 1, 2012

    Visa Inc.

    Headquarters in Foster City, California

    Foster City, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 1, 2012

    As of October 1, 2012, Visa's headquarters are located in Foster City, California.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 13, 2012

    League of Legends

    Season 2 Network Issues

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 13, 2012

    After a series of network issues during the Season 2 World Playoffs that led to several matches being delayed, Riot revealed on October 13, 2012, that a special LAN-based client had been quickly developed, designed for use in tournament environments where the effects of lag and other network issues can be detrimental to the proper organization of an event. The LAN client was deployed for the first time during the first quarter-final and semi-final matches played following the rescheduled matches and were in use during the finals. On October 13, 2012, the Taipei Assassins (TPA) of Taiwan triumphed over Azubu Frost of South Korea in the Finals of Season 2 World Championship with a score of 3 to 1 and claimed the $1 million in prize money.




  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    Bank of America

    Top federal prosecutor in Manhattan filed a lawsuit alleging that Bank of America fraudulently cost American taxpayers more than $1 billion

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    On October 24, 2012, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan filed a lawsuit alleging that Bank of America fraudulently cost American taxpayers more than $1 billion when Countrywide Financial sold toxic mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The scheme was called 'Hustle', or High-Speed Swim Lane.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    Bank of America

    American federal prosecutors filed a $1 billion civil lawsuit against Bank of America for mortgage fraud under the False Claims Act

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    On October 24, 2012, American federal prosecutors filed a $1 billion civil lawsuit against Bank of America for mortgage fraud under the False Claims Act, which provides for possible penalties of triple the damages suffered. The government asserted that Countrywide, which was acquired by Bank of America, rubber-stamped mortgage loans to risky borrowers and forced taxpayers to guarantee billions of bad loans through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The suit was filed by Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan, the inspector general of FHFA, and the special inspector for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.




  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Oct 26, 2012

    Microsoft

    Windows 8

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Oct 26, 2012

    Microsoft released Windows 8.




  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Oct 26, 2012

    Windows

    Windows 8

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Oct 26, 2012

    Windows 8, the successor to Windows 7, was released generally on October 26, 2012. A number of significant changes were made on Windows 8, including the introduction of a user interface based around Microsoft's Metro design language with optimizations for touch-based devices such as tablets and all-in-one PCs. These changes include the Start screen, which uses large tiles that are more convenient for touch interactions and allow for the display of continually updated information, and a new class of apps that are designed primarily for use on touch-based devices. The new Windows version required a minimum resolution of 1024×768 pixels,[36] effectively making it unfit for netbooks with 800x600-pixel screens.




  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Saturday Oct 27, 2012

    X-box

    Xbox smart glass release

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Saturday Oct 27, 2012

    Xbox SmartGlass released on October 26, 2012, by Microsoft


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 29, 2012

    Ford

    The Sale of its Climate Control Components Business

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 29, 2012

    On October 29, 2012, Ford announced the sale of its climate control components business, its last remaining automotive components operation, to Detroit Thermal Systems LLC for an undisclosed price.


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