‘Social discovery’ apps
Google Nexus Q device
facebook’s bungled ipo
Color photo app
apple maps fiasco
People saying dumb things on Twitter
top 10 tech failures in 2012
from apple maps to zynga the a’s to z’s of tech failure in 2012.
Details for three of the top 10 tech failures in 2012.
Google touted its Nexus Q device to be a premiere addition to its Nexus-branded line of products. The round Android-based social streaming media player was offered up for pre-order alongside the Nexus 7 in June, but was quickly removed from the Google Play Store.
When Apple maps iOS 6 launched in September, users were met with some unpleasant surprises. Apple’s self-branded navigation app launched with significant drawbacks including inaccurately labeled directions, poor search functions and a lack of public transit directions.
Facebook went public on May 18, 2012, with the price per share initially set at $38. The company itself was valued at $104 billion, which is a sizeable amount of money considering its revenue for the previous year just topped $3.7 billion. To that end, it wasn’t too surprising when Facebook’s IPO flopped. Now at $20 per share.
Airtime received celebrity endorsements from TV big shots such as Jimmy Fallon and Julia Louis Dreyfus. As of October 2012 it had only attracted 10,000 active users, but Parker refused to acknowledge its shortcomings.
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