Facebook may have been the IPO that people everywhere anticipated and then lamented, but 2012 was largely defined by a series of stellar public debuts by enterprise software markers.
In every year, there are winners and losers: companies, devices, operating systems. Here's our look at some of the biggest successes and failures of 2012.
Editor's Pick With so much activity in this space, I sat down with Nate Gross, cofounder of RockHealth, to compile a list of the ten biggest health-tech stories that shocked and amazed us this year.
A lot of things were said in 2012, but few of them were as funny, interesting, or profound as the quotes from these tech luminaries.
The past year served up plenty of examples of the awful advertising, marketing, and public relations campaigns that surround gaming.
Editor's Pick Most U.S. tech policy is either non-existent or horribly outdated. And 2012 was the year we woke up to that fact.
Editor's Pick Instagram v. Twitter! Yahoo v. Google! Can't we all just get along? No. No, we cannot. Besides, it's more amusing this way.
Editor's Pick While 2012 saw some spectacularly large IPOs like Facebook and Workday, it also had its share of major mergers and acquisitions. Here are the biggest buys of the year.
We survey the top venture capital investments into tech companies of the year. To make this elite list, you needed to raise at least $89 million in 2012.
Editor's Pick Before you read our forecast for 2013, take a look at how we did on last year's predictions.
While 2012 didn't have any single products that were as exciting as when we saw the iPad or iPhone for the first time, I have a feeling we’ll look back at this year as a turning point.
Big failures and surprise successes marked 2012 for the games industry.
Editor's Pick Modal pop-ups! Crazy typography! Larger-than-life images! Here's all the best -- and worst -- from web & mobile design in 2012.
Editor's Pick 3D printing exploded into the mainstream this year with a bunch of company news and unlikely new applications, from sex toys to guns.
In 2012, NASA came back with a vengeance -- and a spate of fascinating new programs -- and we Earthlings fell in love with space exploration all over again.
While YouTube already released its list of the 10 most popular videos of 2012, other gems were out there that didn't quite hit critical mass. Here's what you missed.
Editor's Pick Here are the best web- and mobile-friendly fonts for your publishing needs. Bonus: Most of them are free!
Editor's Pick Here are 15 mobile games released this past year that will thrill, delight, and entertain you for weeks and months to come, chosen from an overwhelmingly large number of mobile gaming apps available in both iOS and Android app stores.
The video game industry always moves forward, striving to do more. The games we played in 2012 impressed and surprised us with the risks they took and gave us great hopes for what comes next.
Editor's Pick It's not all developer drama. Every story has a moral. Here are the seven most important lessons we learned in 2012.