Year in Tech Review 2019

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Ten themes that shaped the tech industry in the past 12 months, from the debut of foldable devices and proliferation of streaming TV services to Facebook's privacy epiphany, the tech Cold War between the U.S. and China, how social media platforms are trying to curb disinformation and Big Tech's fight to survive anti-trust scrutiny.

Year in Tech Review 2019
    The Age of Foldable Devices

    The Age of Foldable Devices

    Samsung, Huawei and Microsoft are some of the tech companies that have or are exploring foldable devices: a look at its development in 2019.

    The Gadgets of 2019

    The Gadgets of 2019

    A look back at some of the top gadgets that debuted this year, from the latest iPhone, first foldable devices, wearables, virtual reality headsets, drones and more.

    The Disinformation War

    The Disinformation War

    Social media companies continue to fight disinformation campaigns on their platforms while balancing the right to free speech. The struggle shows that much more needs to be done to prevent undue influence in elections, census taking, and society as a whole.

    Facebook's Pivot to Privacy

    Facebook's Pivot to Privacy

    After years persuading people to give away their data, Facebook announced a surprise pivot, one centered around user privacy. The company spent 2019 trying to convince everyone that it was sincere amid intense scrutiny.

    Year of Tech IPOs

    Year of Tech IPOs

    More than two dozen tech companies pursued the public market in 2019. A look at which ones popped and the ones that disappointed.

    Huawei vs. the U.S.

    Huawei vs. the U.S.

    The U.S. has banned Huawei from operating in the country, citing national security risks. But is it a real threat or a result of the China trade war?

    Breaking Up Tech Is Hard To Do

    Breaking Up Tech Is Hard To Do

    Facebook, Google, Amazon, and other Big Tech companies spent 2019 battling regulators over their perceived oversize influence on democracy, markets and our privacy. How some politicians and 2020 Democratic candidates view tech.

    The Rise of TikTok

    The Rise of TikTok

    Everyone's abuzz about the latest social app coming out of China. It's so popular that Facebook, Google and other tech companies have struggled to compete with it. What you need to know about TikTok's virality and risks.