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 19: HP TouchPads go on sale for $99, nerds everywhere gobble them up.
August 22: Glassboard.
August 30: HP announces they will make a few more TouchPads to fulfill the final unmet demand. Seriously?
August 31: And just before the buzzer, someone, once again, seems to have lost an iPhone 5 prototype at a bar.