So far in 2012 we've seen great companies fall apart and new companies come together. We've seen the U.S. Department of Justice take down websites thought to be pirating copyrighted material as well as websites come together to fight against the U.S. House of Representatives. We watched companies, big and small, break records, and a corporation once thought to be staid and devoid of creativity unveil one of the most promising devices of the past few years. Suffice to say, 2012 so far has been full of surprises. We're not sure what the rest of the year holds, but if it's anything like January through July, we can't wait. Take a look back at the 10 biggest news stories to rock the tech world.