So Christmas has come and gone, and with the new year fast approaching, our thoughts turn to the next 12 months and whether it can match the hurly-burly of 2011.
The most powerful computers on the planet fed with all the data created in 2011 could not predict with any accuracy what's going to happen next year, such is the speed of change in the technology world.
So, instead, we sat around the table with some tea and biscuits and chatted a bit about some of the things we'd like to see happen next year. Let us know what you hope to see come true in 2012 in the comments box below.
10. Someone to finally buy Yahoo
Someone please buy Yahoo and put it out of its misery. We've all watched the once powerful search firm struggle against Google for the past decade, and its on-off engagements with Microsoft led to sharp turns in share prices and very upset investors.
Microsoft made a $44.6bn bid for Yahoo in 2008 before the economic markets collapsed and, as Yahoo continues to post disappointing results year on year, Microsoft has said how pleased it is that Yahoo refused the offer.
Furthermore, Yahoo put ex-Autodesk chief Carol Bartz in charge of turning the business around two years ago, and then promptly sacked her in September as the firm's advertising business failed to keep pace with its rivals'.
Still, rumours abound that the firm may yet be bought by Microsoft or a series of venture capitalists, and it would be nice for the tired old firm if it could find a warm, cosy place to retire next year.
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