The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, and Austin Smith, consumer-goods editor and analyst, discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, Andrew discusses the unprecedented pops and drops in the tech IPO arena this past year. We saw some of the highest-profile names in new tech come to the market in 2011. Find out which ones appear ready to stand the rest of time and which are destined for obscurity.

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