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](https://www.icloud.com/).
August 1: [Apple TV software update 4.3](http://www.macstories.net/links/apple-removes-tv-rentals-from-itunes-customers-overwhelmingly-prefer-buying-tv-shows/) adds support for accessing previously purchased TV shows.
August 1: Adobe launches [Adobe Edge](http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/edge/)
August 2: [Push Pop Press acquired by Facebook.](http://pushpoppress.com/about/)
August 8: [Apple briefly passes Exxon Mobile](http://blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat/2011/08/09/apple-briefly-passes-exxon-mobil-in-market-cap/) as the most valuable company in the world.
August 10: Amazon’s [Kindle Cloud Reader](https://read.amazon.com/about).
August 11:[The Last Rocket](http://shauninman.com/lastrocket/).
August 14: [Elements 2.0](http://www.secondgearsoftware.com/elements/).
August 14: Adobe launches [Muse.](http://muse.adobe.com/)
August 15: [Google buys Motorola](http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/supercharging-android-google-to-acquire.html).
August 17: [AT&T announces new text-messaging plans](http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/17/atandt-streamlining-individual-messaging-plans-august-21st-leavin/).
August 18: [HP acquires Autonomy, decides to spin off its PC business, and ceases support of webOS devices](http://www.precentral.net/breaking-hp-shutting-down-webos-device-operations-will-continue-explore-options).
August 19: [HP TouchPads go on sale for $99](http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/supercharging-android-google-to-acquire.html), nerds everywhere gobble them up.
August 22: [Glassboard](http://glassboard.com/).
August 24: Steve Jobs [resigns](http://www.macworld.com/article/161927/2011/08/steve_jobs_resigns_as_apple_ceo.html) as Apple CEO, becomes Chairman of the Board, and is [succeeded by Tim Cook](http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/08/24Steve-Jobs-Resigns-as-CEO-of-Apple.html).
August 30: [HP announces they will make a few more TouchPads](http://h20435.www2.hp.com/t5/The-Next-Bench-Blog/More-TouchPads-on-the-Way/ba-p/68749) to fulfill the final unmet demand. Seriously?
August 31: [The U.S. Government sues to block AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile](http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-31/u-s-files-antitrust-complaint-to-block-proposed-at-t-t-mobile-merger.html).
August 31: And just before the buzzer, someone, once again, seems to have [lost an iPhone 5 prototype at a bar](http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20099899-37/apple-loses-another-unreleased-iphone-exclusive/).