The tech news site The Verge has released what it deems the biggest stories of 2012 in the world of tech. With huge accomplishments coming from the revamped Microsoft, a surge in online advocacy thanks to SOPA, Facebook going public, and some big acquisitions from startups like Instagram, 2012 was a big year for tech. But we can’t forget the disappointments of RIM, Apple’s botched map app, and the forever delayed Nexus Q. [Source: The Verge]