August Recap

In the tech industry August is usually a slow month. This year we saw a slew of new product launches as well as some historically significant industry news.

Here is a look at some of the highlights and notable moments of the month.

August 1: iCloud Web Beta.

August 1: Apple TV software update 4.3 adds support for accessing previously purchased TV shows.

August 1: Adobe launches Adobe Edge

August 2: Push Pop Press acquired by Facebook.

August 8: Apple briefly passes Exxon Mobile as the most valuable company in the world.

August 10: Amazon’s Kindle Cloud Reader.

August 11:The Last Rocket.

August 14: Elements 2.0.

August 14: Adobe launches Muse.

August 15: Google buys Motorola.

August 17: AT&T announces new text-messaging plans.

August 18: HP acquires Autonomy, decides to spin off its PC business, and ceases support of webOS devices.

August 19: HP TouchPads go on sale for $99, nerds everywhere gobble them up.

August 22: Glassboard.

August 24: Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO, becomes Chairman of the Board, and is succeeded by Tim Cook.

August 30: HP announces they will make a few more TouchPads to fulfill the final unmet demand. Seriously?

August 31: The U.S. Government sues to block AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile.

August 31: And just before the buzzer, someone, once again, seems to have lost an iPhone 5 prototype at a bar.

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