Weekend Discussion: Biggest Tech News Story of the Year

It has been a very interesting year in terms of technology news: threats of buyouts, mergers, rumors of new devices, layoffs, phones, marketing campaigns, founders leaving, new mobile pcs, economy, netbooks, social media, cloud computing, CTO office in the White House, windows 7, multi-touch, app stores, and much more.

In your opinion, what has been the biggest tech story so far this year, and what will we still be talking about next year?