As the year 2014 has come to a close, it is time to take a look back at the year that has been quite significant for tech trends. This year saw the introduction of several new gadgets and multiple high value acquisitions. Even though most of the ventures were grand success, some failed to hit success.

Change in TV Viewing Experience: Digitalization of television has become evident this year as people are more interested in streaming YouTube instead of watching traditional television.

google glassMobile payment: Mobile money transfer that has been in use for quite a while became more popular this year. New services like Paytm and Apple Pay have become a hit among users.

Google Glass: Though launched with great expectations, the Google Glass did not become an instant hit. Still being experimented with, users are expecting some more changes to this latest wearable technology before they pick it up.

Facebook’s Acquisition of WhatsApp: Facebook’s acquisition of the messaging program WhatsApp created a huge hype across the world. The social networking company paid a lump sum of $19 billion to make the acquisitions.

Facebook Paper: Launched with great expectations, Facebook Paper failed to become successful. The new age reading application did not gain appreciation from the targeted audiences and faded away from app stores.

Encryption: With more and more people relying on the web to conducting their businesses and financial transactions, it is important to strengthen the server security. Several cyber thefts and cracking of personal IDs made people realize how important it is to encrypt every site.