A tech year that had it all

From Huawei’s headaches to Facebook’s flounderings and WeWork’s washout, 2019 felt like three or four years crammed into one

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
22nd December, 2019
A tech year that had it all
Mark Zuckerberg turned up in Dublin in April, but almost everything was off the record. Picture: Getty

When it comes to technology, 2019 didn’t so much fly by as feel like three or four years merged into one. It had it all: 5G, political fallout over broadband, privacy concerns and lots of new gadgets – and that was just Huawei.

In gadgets, it was a breakout year for digital assistants, while laptops reached new heights and the smartphone wars resumed with a vengeance. But any lookback at the past twelve months...

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