Top tech events of the 00s's Charles Cooper and ZDNet's Larry Dignan rank the five most important tech events of the decade. Did they get it right?

From the Google IPO, to the rise of social networking, it's been an important decade for tech innovation, Executive Editor Charles Cooper talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan about the five most important tech events of the decade and what they mean for the technology industry going forward. According to Cooper and Dignan the five events are:

  1. Google
  2. Apple
  3. Larry Ellison
  4. Social networking
  5. SAS (Software and Service)

Do you agree with Cooper and Dignan's choice for the top tech stories of the 00s? Is there another innovation, company, or individual who should be on the list? Did they get the ranking right? Take the poll, and let us know what you think the top tech events of the 00s were.


Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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