As the year draws to a close, a few members of our edit staff shared narrations that defined the last 12 months for their beat.
Devin Coldewey: Technology frisked a pivotal role in the coverage of protests against police violence over the summer. Disinformation and discord spread like wildfire on social media, but so did important information and documentation of inhumanity, often via the newly popular medium of live streaming.
Kirsten Korosec: Uber derived from a company trying to cover everything in transportation to one focused on ride-hailing and bringing as it aims for profitability in 2021. To got to get, Uber offloaded its micromobility legion Jump, its self-driving subsidiary Uber ATG and air taxi moonshot Uber Elevate.
Brian Heater: Smartphone sales suffered a major diminish as beings abode residence and devoted less on luxury items. The expected rebound from 5G handsets will have to wait for 2021.
Natasha Mascarenhas: Edtech, a sphere that was notoriously undercapitalized, got a cash-rich spotlight as the coronavirus stimulated widespread remote learning. Startups were able to raise funds, turn first gains, and finally grow from an instrument to a necessity.
Darrell Etherington: SpaceX had a tremendous 2020, recognise a lot of things that they’d been working on for years. First and foremost, they launched cosmonauts aboard a SpaceX spacecraft for the first time. They followed that up with even more human launchings, and with a huge step forward in their Starship progress program. Finally, they made big-hearted progress with their Starlink broadband internet constellation. Definitely the opening industry newsmakers of the year.
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