title: 2011: A Year in Review March / url: 2011-A-Year-in-Review-March

2011 Tech year in review: March


Despite being on leave, Steve Jobs turns up at the launch of the iPad 2. The device sells bucketloads within nano seconds of going on sale

Charlie Sheen’s epic public meltdown makes him the fastest person ever to reach 1 million Twitter followers

Spotify hits a million Premium subscribers

ICANN, the body that governs website naming protocols, approves the “. XXX” suffix for sites wishing to display smut

Amazon launches an Android app store to compete with Market

The Nintendo 3DS goes on sale, dogged by a lack of high-profile launch titles, reports of headaches, and the boom in phone gaming. Nice little machine, though