From a hush-hush Apple meeting to mysterious executive departures, 9 of the most important tech stories Business Insider reported in 2018

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From massive, multibillion dollar acquisitions to boardroom
shake-ups and disturbing scandals, the tech industry had an
eventful 2018.

Business Insider’s team of tech journalists was first to report
some of the most important developments, from the
surprise departure of Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene
to the

internal turmoil at AR pioneer Magic Leap
and the problems
leading up to
Uber’s fatal autonomous-car crash.

As the tech world moves ahead into 2019, we decided to distill
the year’s catalog of exclusive stories and investigations into a
list of the nine most important reports. Check out the list below
for some of great reads you may have missed, or to refresh your
perspective and challenge your assumptions as you prepare for the
new year in tech.

Microsoft in talks to acquire GitHub

A Microsoft acquisition of GitHub — the popular platform for
software developers — seemed like a wild notion when
Business Insider’s Julie Bort and Becky Peterson broke the news
this summer that the two companies were in discussions for a
multibillion-dollar deal
.

Within days, however, Microsoft announced plans to buy GitHub
for $7.5 billion, sending shockwaves throughout the tech world and
spurring competitor IBM to acquire Red Hat.

Read
the full story here »

The inside story of Travis Kalanick’s downfall at Uber

A lot of stories have been written about the internal turmoil at
Uber that led to the ousting of CEO Travis Kalanick.


Business Insider’s chief tech correspondent, Julie Bort, wrote the
definitive account
, speaking to dozens of people over six
months. She unearthed important new details, revelations, and
behind-the-scenes events that set in motion a boardroom coup that’s
sure to be analyzed by business-school professors for years to
come.

Read
the full story here »

Apple’s secret app developer meeting


Kif Leswing’s fascinating and detailed report about an invite-only
meeting with app developers that Apple hosted
in a New York
City luxury loft shed new light on the iPhone maker’s strategy to
focus on subscriptions.

With Apple’s recent shift to a “services” business, building a
reliable app-subscriptions revenue stream, and keeping developers
happy, will become increasingly vital to the company’s success.

Read
the full story here »


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From a hush-hush Apple meeting to mysterious executive departures, 9 of the most important tech stories Business Insider reported in 2018