10 Most Surprising Tech News Stories of 2016

Posted December 20, 2016 By  Cynthia Harvey

2016 has been a year of surprises. From the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series to the election of Donald Trump, events that once seemed impossible somehow happened anyway.

That same trend held true in the technology industry as well. Throughout the year, quite a few events took analysts, experts and consumers by surprise. Several tech giants were involved in major mergers or acquisitions, and some of these same companies were involved in security incidents with a scope and scale that has never been seen before. One of the biggest mobile companies in the world was forced to recall millions of devices, while another suffered its first sales decline in more than a decade. And several stories involved broken records and shattered expectations.

This slideshow highlights ten of the biggest and most surprising technology news stories from 2016. See how many of these you remember and start making your predictions now for what will be the most surprising stories of 2017.

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