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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.




  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday Oct 1, 2012

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Visited Russian Prime Minister

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday Oct 1, 2012

    On October 1, 2012, Zuckerberg visited Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow to stimulate social media innovation in Russia and to boost Facebook's position in the Russian market.




  • Canada
    Tuesday Oct 2, 2012

    Justin Trudeau

    The leadership of the Liberal Party

    Canada
    Tuesday Oct 2, 2012

    On October 2, 2012, Trudeau held a rally in Montreal to launch his bid for the leadership of the Liberal Party.




  • Germany
    Tuesday Oct 2, 2012

    Michael Ballack

    Retirement

    Germany
    Tuesday Oct 2, 2012

    Ballack announced his retirement on 2 October 2012.




  • U.K.
    Friday Oct 5, 2012

    Ellie Goulding

    Halcyon (album)

    U.K.
    Friday Oct 5, 2012

    It was released on 5 October 2012 by Polydor Records. The album was recorded between 2011 and 2012, during promotion for her debut album, Lights (2010). Goulding worked with several producers on the album, including Jim Eliot, Starsmith, Billboard, Justin Parker, Monsta, Madeon and Mike Spencer, in addition to collaborating with artists such as Tinie Tempah and Calvin Harris.




  • Venzuela
    Sunday Oct 7, 2012

    Hugo Chávez

    The presidential election of 2012

    Venzuela
    Sunday Oct 7, 2012

    On 7 October 2012, Chávez won election as president for a fourth time, his third six-year term. He defeated Henrique Capriles with 54% of the votes versus 45% for Capriles, which was a lower victory margin than in his previous presidential wins. Turnout in the election was 80%, with a hotly contested election between the two candidates. There was significant support for Chávez amongst the Venezuelan lower class. Chávez's opposition blamed him for unfairly using state funds to spread largesse before the election to bolster Chavez's support among his primary electoral base, the lower class.




  • 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.


  • United Kingdom
    Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

    Freddie Mercury

    Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender

    United Kingdom
    Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

    In 2012, Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, a documentary film directed by Rhys Thomas on Mercury's attempts to forge a solo career, premiered on BBC One.


  • United Kingdom and U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 23, 2012

    James Bond

    Skyfall

    United Kingdom and U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 23, 2012

    Skyfall is a 2012 spy film and the twenty-third in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions. The film is the third to star Daniel Craig as fictional MI6 agent James Bond and features Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the villain, and Judi Dench as M. It was directed by Sam Mendes and written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and John Logan, and features the theme song "Skyfall", written and performed by Adele. It was theatrically distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.


  • Genk, Belgium
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    Ford

    Closing in Genk

    Genk, Belgium
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    On October 24, 2012, Ford announced that it would be closing its Genk assembly plant in eastern Belgium by the end of 2014.


  • 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


  • Greece
    Sunday Oct 28, 2012

    Christine Lagarde

    Hot Doc's List

    Greece
    Sunday Oct 28, 2012

    On 28 October 2012, Greek reporter and editor Kostas Vaxevanis claimed to be in possession of the list and published a document with more than 2,000 names in his magazine Hot Doc.


  • 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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