The biggest tech stories of 2021
The biggest tech stories of 2021
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The biggest tech stories of 2021

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Speaker 1: This is CNET and here are the top stories of 2021 as the COVID pandemic entered its second year. The world looked to vaccines for hope, but with those life saving shots came harmful misinformation on social media and it wasn't just lies about vaccines, conspiracy theories about stolen elections and the continued rise of QAN on spread into the real world. The tech giants were grilled by Congress on how they deal with misinformation, but there's a long way to go before the issue [00:00:30] is stamped out over at Facebook. There were more worries this time in the form of a worldwide outage and a former employee turned whistleblower testifying about the company. But Facebook will be hoping to put that in the past with a new name meta and a focus on the metaverse as the pandemic continued, 2021 was a year for remote working and more zoom calls, but we also saw the rise of the great resignation, even the biggest companies. Weren't immune [00:01:00] Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, and Amazon founder. Jeff Bezos, both stepped down this year. Bezos still has plenty to keep him busy though. The billionaire headed to space in 2021, joining Virgin founder, Richard Branson in the new age of space tourism, and it was a wild year four digital finance Bitcoin pushed further into the mainstream gaming retailer game. Stop became a sort prize hit with Reddit investors and NFTs became the new must have asset. We'll see if the hype continues into next [00:01:30] year to keep across all the biggest news in tech, stay tuned to CNET.

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