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What Is the Biggest Tech Rumor of 2008?

The geek world thrives on rumors and gossip, like a big real-life, dorky version of Gossip Girl. Secret photos, screenshots, and info pretty much always get leaked (which is hardly a bad thing for the company at hand).

This year, many rumors turned out to be the real thing (like the rumblings about iPhone 3Gs, MacBooks, and iPods), but the most fun ones are almost always the ones that get debunked.

Some I wanted to be true (still holding out for that iPhone Nano), some were sad (questions of Steve Jobs' health that led to his death being mistakenly broadcast), some seemed likely (the Microsoft-Yahoo merger), and some got smacked down with such virility that you wondered if having a Zune really was that bad for the image.

Some may even still come true in 2009 (Kindle 2.0 and the iPhone on Verizon, perhaps?), but for those wily rumors in general, I say: Thanks. You make my job fun! So tell me: What's your favorite rumor of '08?


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