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Year in review: Shrinking chips, shrinking revenue
The "smaller is better" theme played out with Intel's Atom chip and Netbook PCs, but the recession also put a squeeze on the industry.
December 31, 2008 11:26 AM PST
Year in review: The 'cloud' soars
Cloud computing takes off in 2008, with enterprise companies and consumers along for the ride.
December 30, 2008 4:00 AM PST
Year in review: Lows for the high-tech economy
What seemed like a decent though uninspiring year for the tech industry took a nosedive, starting in September.
December 29, 2008 10:02 AM PST
Year in review: Green-tech growing pains
More people and companies are getting on the clean-tech bandwagon, but the financial crisis and falling fossil-fuel prices have cooled the frenzied pace of innovation.
December 29, 2008 7:23 AM PST
Year in review: The tech video files
The CNET News crew had some lively encounters with tech in 2008, from a shocking workout to a superhero turn. And we've got the video to prove it.
December 27, 2008 6:56 AM PST
Year in review: Scams up, but big Net attack averted
The bad news: cybercriminals stepped up efforts to separate consumers from their money. The good news: a major flaw in Internet protocol got fixed.
December 27, 2008 6:21 AM PST
Year in review: Google's grand ambitions
Company tried extending its prowess to browsers, phones, display ads, and online applications in 2008. The economy and federal regulators, however, dampened some of its plans.
December 23, 2008 4:00 AM PST
Year in review: On Web, innovation meets hard times
A lot of progress took place this year in Web start-ups and online technology, before the dark clouds of recession and layoffs swept in.
December 22, 2008 12:31 PM PST
Year in review: HD DVD died, smartphones thrived
The year in gadgets was marked by a DVD format war, the iPhone 3G and a parade of would-be iPhone killers, and--like everything else--the economic downturn.
December 22, 2008 5:16 AM PST
Year in review: A roller-coaster ride for wireless
From a record-breaking FCC wireless auction to the launch of the new iPhone 3G to the death of citywide Wi-Fi, 2008 was full of peaks and valleys.
December 21, 2008 4:41 AM PST
Year in review: Windows takes beating, '7' steps into view
Microsoft struggled most of the year over negative perceptions about Vista but broke its silence on the operating system's successor--Windows 7.
December 19, 2008 4:00 AM PST
Year in review: The rise of the Netbook
As consumers clamped down on expenses, it appeared a prescient move that PC makers began touting the smaller, cheaper machines.
December 18, 2008 1:27 PM PST
Year in review: The Microhoo saga
With no Microsoft deal, the beleaguered Yahoo slams the door on a dramatic 2008 and throws away the key.
December 17, 2008 5:52 AM PST
Year in review: Social networks grapple with money question
Sites like MySpace, Digg, and Facebook proved their might in this fall's election, but when that party ended, it was back to figuring out how to make a buck or two.
December 18, 2008 1:53 PM PST
Year in review: Video game industry pins hopes on hits
A series of popular titles, combined with inexpensive consoles from Microsoft and Nintendo, could be what insulates the game industry from the chilly economy.
December 18, 2008 2:05 PM PST
Year in review: Web rewrites campaign strategies
The 2008 presidential election changed the way politicians use technology, but a new Congress may prove to be a mixed bag for the industry.
December 16, 2008 10:51 AM PST
Year in review: Apple's iPhone takes off
In 2008, Apple arrived as a full-fledged smartphone company, and the Mac gained share. Both put the company in great financial shape.
December 18, 2008 2:13 PM PST
Tech giants put their heads in the clouds
Cloud computing is much more down to earth than the term might imply. For Google, Amazon, and others, it's about delivering bits to billions of devices--and users.
June 26, 2008 2:13 PM PDT
The who, what, and why of Where 2.0
The ongoing conference maps out the ever-maturing market for geo-enabled Web applications.
May 14, 2008 1:04 PM PDT
Year in review: Microsoft tries to find its 'wow'
Company finally gets Vista out the door. It also spends a bundle on acquisitions and looks ahead to the "computing cloud."
August 12, 2008 1:11 PM PDT