* Date : 2016-12-30
The year 2016 was full of ups and downs for the tech market. In this special episode of Bizline, we look back at the biggest highlights in the tech world throughout the year. In March, the historic match between human Go grandmaster Lee Sedol and Google's AI program led to massive R&D efforts in Korea. 2016 also saw the launch of major consumer VR headsets, the worldwide hype over the AR game Pokemon Go and the rise of personal mobility. Several tech companies suffered a heavy blow in 2016. Amid multiple reports of battery explosions, Samsung discontinued its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone less than two months after its debut. Crashes involving Tesla's Autopilot feature raised serious concerns over the safety of autonomous vehicles. In the meantime, the tech sector has become increasingly consolidated, with key players adopting aggressive M&A strategies in preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We take you through the hottest tech issues of the year and predict what 2017 has in store for the tech industry.