As the new year has already started, let’s try to look back at the top stories of the year 2021. Believe it or not, there isn’t much overlap in the stories we covered this year, which makes sense because a technology company might find itself copied by another company, or it might get caught up in a controversy. Someone working there might have an amazing life story that you can’t make up for a fictional piece.
Top Internet Technology Stories of 2021
Jotting down here the internet stories that usually created a big bang in the industry on this past year:
Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and investors are so passionate about blockchain technology that this year, the term “Web3” is mentioned in all kinds of conversations about the industry on Twitter. There’s no middle ground when it comes to Web3: you either love it or you hate it.
Facebook, fresh off a year of bad press and multiple whistleblowing stories, is optimistic about its vision for the metaverse—a three-dimensional virtual reality (VR) version of the internet. The company has since renamed itself Meta to reflect its new strategy.
3-Ban of Apple’s Browser’s Engine
Apple’s iOS platform doesn’t run web browsers that aren’t developed in-house. The company’s stance was controversial when it first came to light. If you find out that Apple’s App Store is selling a browser that uses Google’s open source Chromium engine, don’t bother downloading it; this version is neutered and won’t work as well on your iOS device.