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It is always better to learn from the mistakes of others; let us remind you of the top 10 failed technologies of the last 10 years.
HP TouchPad Tablet
This was the unsuccessful attempt of Hewlett-Packard to enter the tablet market with its own operating system – WebOS. As a result, the tablet failed in sales, and its remains in the warehouses had to be sold for almost nothing.
The first fry is bound to be a flop. After buying a new laptop with Windows Vista, many users just removed it and replaced with so familiar Windows XP. And the reason is that Vista could give nothing but just a beautiful interface: hard system requirements, slow work, and different bugs.
This operating system doesn’t have any problems with its performance. However, the new Metro interface and the lack of a start button scared many users off, who got used to the classic Windows interface. The branched operating system Windows 8 RT is sold for almost nothing because it does not attract new customers. Sad, but true.
BlackBerry’s attempt to beat iPad turned into a complete fiasco. Unfortunately, almost no one has bought these tablets.
This was the attempt of Apple to beat Google Maps. After reaching the world with the new firmware for iOS 6.0, Apple Maps appeared to be so crooked and uncomfortable to use, that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook even apologized to users for them.
No one still knows what was the meaning of this pseudo-laptop running exclusively on Linux, and what it was made for.
The rebranding of this old and once most popular social network has not helped it to gain popularity. Facebook remains the leader whom it is difficult to compete with.
It was the attempt to implement a clone of Chatroulette. It was a good idea. It did not work. It’s pity, c’est la vie.
What to use a post for on the social network, if there is a convenient instant messaging service? Probably, even the developers of Facebook Email doesn’t know what they created this service for.
This was the first real attempt of Google to create a social network. No one could understand how it actually worked. As a result, the project was closed.