The top tech news of 2018, ranked

11. Apple becomes the first US $1 trillion company

They were good times while they lasted: In August 2018, Apple became the first US company to surpass a market capitalization of more than $1 trillion. By November 27, 2018, though, a market-wide rout in tech companies had dropped Apple's value back down to $827 billion.

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By Fox Van Allen

Fox Van Allen is a Los Angeles-based writer for CBS Interactive covering technology, tech lifestyle and gaming topics for GameSpot, CNET, ZDNet and TechRepublic. He has previously worked as a news and feature writer for a number of other sites, inclu...