Mozilla's new programming language (called Rust) may have been the top story of this last week, but our annual year-end series on top products and developments was almost as popular. Richard MacManus kicked off the series with the top 10 semantic Web products; we also looked at the top startups and top culture of tech stories.

In our coverage of other Internet trends we found a new app store for iPhone jailbreakers. In Internet of Things news, tech culture writer extraordinaire Curt Hopkins came up with my favorite story and headline of the week: Your Next Computer May Be Made of... BRAINS! Read on for more top stories.

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