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The Year in Tech: Top 10 Highlights of 2010

A broad array of technology news helped define 2010, from the launch of Apple's iPad to the arrival of the app to a supernova of Internet stock gains. Here's a look back at those major stories -- and a glimpse of some highlights you can expect next year.

Chinese Web Search Giant Baidu Finds Shares Soaring

The name of Chinese-language search engine Baidu means "100-times," it's living up to it, turning in a 137% stock increase for the year. It's trading at its 52-week high, mainly on positive reports about the Chinese economy, and negative ones about rival Google's troubles with the government in Beijing.

Chinese Users Report Problems With Google Page

A Google spokeswoman told The Wall Street Journal that the company was having no technical problems with www.google.com.hk/wenda, but declined to comment on whether or not Chinese authorities had blocked the page. A Google spokeswoman said the company was having no technical problems with www.google.com.hk/wenda , but declined to comment on whether or not Chinese authorities had blocked the page.

Google Faces China Exile Over Censorship Stand

Google could be soon banned from China as leaders of the world's most populous country decide whether to renew to tech giant's business license. Google's solution is laughable: turning its China page into a landing site which redirects users to the Hong Kong-based site.