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CNET's soothsayers tackle 2012

CNET reporters go out on limb and offer their predictions about what to expect next year in the sundry segments of the tech world.

CNET reporters go out on limb and offer their predictions about what to expect next year in the sundry segments of the tech world.

Five predictions for security in 2012

More security and privacy problems expected for Android apps, utilities, e-voting machines, and social media users, while hackers may get more political.
(Posted in InSecurity Complex by Elinor Mills)
December 23, 2011

Five startup predictions for 2012

There's a glut of startups--and also plenty of reasons for optimism going into the new year.
(Posted in Digital Media by Paul Sloan)
December 22, 2011

Mobile devices: Five predictions for 2012

It's hard to imagine topping the craziness of this past year, but CNET's Roger Cheng thinks that's exactly what will happen, with one mobile platform plunging off a cliff and another one finally breaking through.
(Posted in Mobile by Roger Cheng)
December 21, 2011

Marc Andreessen: Predictions for 2012 (and beyond)

The Netscape co-founder and venture capitalist is more optimistic than ever about the possibilities for software to transform the world.
(Posted in Digital Media by Paul Sloan)
December 19, 2011

The 30 most-anticipated games of 2012

CNET's gaming expert lists the 30 games you need to have your eye on in 2012.
(Posted in Crave by Jeff Bakalar )
December 19, 2011

From 'bots to EVs--5 predictions for '12 in cutting-edge tech

Innovators are blessed with powerful tools and building blocks to pursue scientific breakthroughs and tackle the world's toughest problems. Here's where the action will be in 2012.
(Posted in Cutting Edge by Martin LaMonica)
December 16, 2011

The Web in 2012: Five predictions, starting with IE10

Chrome and IE will ascend next year, but what else will happen in Web technology? Here are five forecasts.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
December 15, 2011

From Netflix to iTunes: What to expect in 2012

Amazon could really push Netflix in the coming year, while iTunes may surrender market share to burgeoning music subscription services.
(Posted in Media Maverick by Greg Sandoval)
December 14, 2011

Apple: Five predictions for 2012

What can we expect to see from Apple next year? Here are five possibilities, from opening up Siri to killing off certain products.
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
December 13, 2011

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Tech CEOs 2011: The best and the worst

For some, it was a banner year marked by accomplishment and new vistas. For others, 2011 turned into annus horribilis.
(Posted in Business Tech by Charles Cooper)
December 23, 2011

Steve Jobs' legacy and the tech lessons of 2011

So what did we learn about the technology biz this year? From the passing of Apple's co-founder to a new generation of publicly traded companies...plenty.
(Posted in Business Tech by Jim Kerstetter)
December 22, 2011

Best startup ideas of 2011

There are more ways to make money than by building a product that immediately hands 30 percent to Apple or Google. Here are the best startup ideas or models from 2011.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
December 21, 2011

Images: The year's best and worst phones

Smartphones advanced exponentially this year, with dual-core chips becoming the norm, Android updating constantly, WP7 actually taking off, 4G working in more locations, and let's not forget Siri. But there were also some real losers.
(Posted in Images galleries by CNET staff)
December 20, 2011's biggest hits of 2011

On, hundreds of thousands of apps get downloaded billions of times, and none more so than these. Which 11 apps were you crazy for this year?
(Posted in The Download Blog by Peter Butler)
December 20, 2011

2011: A banner year for startup investing

The year is shaping up to be the biggest for VCs deals in a decade--with a ton of activity from well-known startup backers and a new breed of investor.
(Posted in Digital Media by Paul Sloan)
December 20, 2011

Images: Most influential tech investors of 2011

Here is a list-- entirely subjective--of people with outsized influence in the venture capitalist world, with a particular focus on tech..
(Posted in Image Galleries by Paul Sloan)
December 20, 2011

Deal-making frenzy dominated mobile in 2011

The mobile market was full of one major deal after another in 2011. CNET takes a look back.
(Posted in Mobile by Marguerite Reardon and Roger Cheng)
December 19, 2011

My top Twitter gaffe of 2011

This year has proved just how easy it is to use Twitter and show a side of yourself that is perhaps not the finest. Consider, for instance, this encounter with Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio.
(Posted in Technically Incorrect by Chris Matyszczyk)
December 17, 2011

The CNET 100 for 2011

10 lists. 10 products each. Some we love, some we fear, and some are notable only because of how much the whole world hated them. For better or worse, these are the gadgets, apps, and tech ideas that mattered this year.
(Posted in CNET 100 by CNET staff)
December 13, 2011