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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.