It’s that time of year again. 2010 is almost toast and it’s now time to figure out what just happened. So what were the most important developments in tech this year? Was it the rise of Groupon, Foursquare, and Twitter, the demise of Yahoo and Chatroulette, or Google’s self-driving car and the viral YouTube video of a monkey riding on the back of a pig?
And who better to figure out 2010 than two of Techcrunch’s most authoritative writers – co-editor Erick Schonfeld and prolific new recruit, the writer Alexia Tsotsis. For all their stylistic differences, Erick and Alexia agreed on much about 2010 – especially Yahoo’s demise and the rise and rise and rise of Facebook & Mark Zuckerberg. Where they parted ways, however, was over the historic significance of pig-riding monkeys and self-driving cars.
Alexia on pig-riding monkeys and self-driving cars
Erick on why the web didn’t die in 2010
Alexia on what kept her up at night in 2010
Erick on the biggest loser in 2010
Alexia Tsotsis is the co-editor of TechCrunch. She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, majoring in Writing and Art, and moved to New York City shortly after graduation to work in the media industry. After four years of living in New York and attending courses at New York University, she returned to Los Angeles in order to continue her career in new media, first as LA Weekly’s Internet culture reporter, and then as SF Weekly’s...
Erick Schonfeld is a technology journalist and the executive producer of DEMO. He is also a partner at bMuse, a product incubator in New York City. Schonfeld is the former Editor in Chief of TechCrunch. At TechCrunch, he oversaw the editorial content of the site, helped to program the Disrupt conferences and CrunchUps, produced TCTV shows, and wrote daily for the blog. He joined TechCrunch as Co-Editor in 2007, and helped take it from a popular blog to a thriving...