FROM Vauhini Vara
This Year's Tech Stories You'll Be Reading More on Next Year 2014 was a banner year for new technology and controversies over its ramifications: think net neutrality, the sharing economy and people wearing Google Glass bumping into things. None of this is going away anytime soon so, in the spirit of the New Year, we're looking ahead to some ongoing tech stories for 2015. Vauhini Vara is a business and technology correspondent for the New Yorker .
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