The year of heroes, zeros and encounters of the virtual kind
There is rarely a dull year in tech, but 2020 really did have drama and excitement in every corner. Here are the highlights from a most unusual 12 months in the sector
Zoom stumbles to supremacy
The pandemic dominated every aspect of life in 2020, so it’s no surprise that a product that helped us all stay connected while remaining apart made the biggest leap forward this year.
Zoom, founded by Eric Yuan, and video calling in general, was hardly a new phenomenon, but our sudden total reliance on it changed everything. So sudden was that change that an unrelated and defunct company saw...
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Tech View: Facebook cries foul over Apple’s giant switch-off
The rollout of enhanced privacy features on the iPhone allows users to disable online tracking, which is a huge blow to the social media giant’s business model
Tech View: The real reason why Microsoft is buying Nuance
Paying $20 billion for a company that appeared to be past its best puts the software giant in a position to harness the full potential of the Dax product