Strange Time’s Tech Failure List
Time magazine recently released a list of decadeâ€™s biggest tech failure, most items noted on the list is no surprise at all, but there are also few that doesnt belongs.
Windows Vista as expected deserve to be on the top spot of the list, no one wants to argue about it, the combination of bad PR and media frenzy has flush the product out. Released in early 2007, Vista only able to grab 24% of the market compare to XP 62% domination. Microsoft engineer was later pushed to the limit to produce Windows 7 to recapture the market.
Gateway coming in the second spot according to Time, the company was third biggest PC producer in 2004 behind HP and DELL, but in 2007 they lost their grip on the business due to bad strategic moves includes entering consumer electronics market and too slow to cope with market demand by not joining the laptop booms.
Next on the list are HD-DVD knocked out by Blu-Ray due to Sonyâ€™s power in the film industry, then thereâ€™s Vonage the grandfather of VOIP that overshadowed by Skype.
And then there was YouTubeâ€¦what?
yes, Time has tagged YouTube along with the rest of the Loser boys, millions would wonder since at the moment YouTube is the third most popular websites on net according to Alexa. Watched by 99 million users on a single month YouTube was put on the list for the sins of not making profit for the owner; Google which bought it for a staggering $1.65 billion. The video mogul takes huge storage and bandwidth to keep running while the video advertisement scheme didnt not rake in enough money to make up for it.
But to be considered as Decade Tech Failure is not fair for YouTube since it probably has made one of the biggest impact on the history of news media. Google just need more innovation, ground breaking ideas to make the site profitable or perhaps connecting it more with their giant network of technology.
Beside, most of the leading social network mogul like myspace, facebook and twitter were also didnt have a balance scorecard between popularity and profits.
The rest of tech on the list were Sirius, Microsoft (again?) Zune, Palm, Iridium and Segway. to have 2 products on the lists surely caused quite a stirred for microsoft, which probably why the company revenue drop in last 23 years of business.
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well, we still have another year to complete the decade, if Windows 7 release within this decade it might save Microsoft humiliation in the history lane (or making it worst?) or maybe a new brand will rise to regain the listâ€™s top position, or do you have any predictions perhaps?