January 06, 2020
2010:
  • Steve Jobs unveils the iPad.
  • Instagram explodes onto the scene.
  • Self-driving cars hit the road.
2011:
  • Siri says hello (and much more).
  • The Tim Cook era begins at Apple.
2012:
  • Facebook goes public.
  • Google glass walks the runway.
2013:
  • Edward Snowden blows the whistle on the N.S.A.
  • Jeff Bezos buys the Washington Post.
2014:
  • Tiktok plays its first notes.
  • Alibaba goes public.
  • North Korea hacks Sony Pictures.
2015:
  • Amazon invents the shopping day, Prime Day.
  • Theranos begins to unravel.
2016:
  • A court orders Apple to unlock an iPhone.
  • Pokemon Go makes the real world a game.
  • Facebook helps sway 2016 election.
2017:
  • YouTube has a billion-hour day.
  • Bitcoin’s spike sets off a frenzy.

2018:

  • Cambridge Analytica scandal breaks.
  • Congress grills Mark Zuckerberg.

2019:

  • Uber goes public
  • Antitrust regulators target big tech.
  • Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won’t fact-check political ads.
 
SOURCE: New York Times Business, 12/22/19