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The Real Reason HD DVD Failed Spectacularly

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It seems every major shift in home video formatting brings with it a battle. Most famously, there was Betamax vs VHS in the 1980s. Then, there was VCDs vs DVDs in the 1990s. More recently, there was the great showdown between Blu-ray vs HD DVD in the 2000s. The last of these — the infamous […]

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The Real Reason Dreamcast Failed Spectacularly

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The Sega Dreamcast was the first console to introduce the online play. As the most powerful console of its generation, Dreamcast had some instant classic games. So, why was it a failure – and not just a failure but the company’s last console ever? Multiple factors led to the downfall of the Dreamcast and Sega […]

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The Real Reason Google+ Failed Spectacularly

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Google+ Currents, the last bastion of Google+ is shutting down in 2023, drawing the curtains on one of the ill-fated social media platforms. Despite Google’s ubiquity as a household name in technology, Google+ never managed to catch on. It’s possible to find people of all ages who have never even heard of Google+ despite Google’s […]

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The Real Reason Yelp Failed Spectacularly

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Yelp has been accused of extorting businesses in the past. Its growth and decline trajectory is raising eyebrows. Could there be truth behind all the accusations pointing toward this once-glorified business review site? Our experts continue to dig deeper into some of the said ‘shady’ practices that might have contributed to Yelp’s downfall. Perhaps the […]

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The Real Reason Palm Failed Spectacularly

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Palm, Inc. is behind the production of an array of mobile devices that operate as a personal information manager, commonly referred to as “a personal digital assistant (PDA) or “a handheld PC,” among other electronics that ushered in the smartphone era. However, due to the rapid adoption of high-tech smartphones, especially Android and iOS-based, PDAs […]

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The Real Reason Ask Jeeves Failed Spectacularly

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Before Ask Jeeves failed, they were in the running to be as big as Google. Ask Jeeves even pre-dates Google by nearly two years. However, it failed less than a decade after it got off the ground. The company met a fate that befell other startups in the late 1990s and early 2000s met. At […]

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The Real Reason Compaq Failed Spectacularly

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When you think of the personal computer names that dominate the landscape today, you’re almost assuredly thinking of Microsoft, HP, Apple, and Dell. If we had asked this question two decades ago, that list would look a little different, and Compaq may have very well been your first top response.  Today, Compaq is an industry […]

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The Real Reason Gateway Failed Spectacularly

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Gateway, Inc. was on top of the world in the 1990s. The iconic cow-spotted company dominated computer sales for years throughout this decade, far outperforming rivals in the market by insurmountable margins. And yet, Gateway failed to survive only a decade after reaching $10 billion in annual sales. What happened? How did the computer company […]

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The Real Reason Iomega Failed Spectacularly

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If you stepped back in time to the early 1990s, the idea of a single computer disk holding more than a few megabytes of data would have been considered quite futuristic. All of that changed when a company known as Iomega introduced its “Zip drives.” With the ability to hold 100MB of data on a […]

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The Real Reason DeLorean Failed Spectacularly

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DeLorean is to the time machine what Rambo is to a military doll. The famous DeLorean DMC-12 sports car was supposed to be an imaginative and revolutionary concept that would become a commercial success. Unfortunately, the real reason DeLorean failed is also rife with scandal, intrigue, and tragedy. A true life story on the fringe […]

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The Real Reason Solyndra Failed Spectacularly

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Clean Energy. From wind to hydroelectric to solar to geothermal, alternative renewable energies are some of the most highly sought-after resources in the world today. As a result, the Clean Energy sector has become one of the largest and most lucrative today. This is partly due to the many subsidies, loans, tax breaks, and programs […]

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The Real Reason Google Glass Failed Spectacularly

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To get ahead in tech, a company needs to be constantly innovating, evolving, and coming up with new offerings to keep itself at the head of the pack. Naturally, not all of these innovations are going to be ultimate successes. As a matter of fact, the track record of many tech giants suggests many of […]

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The Real Reason Napster Failed Spectacularly

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From the early 90s till the dot-com boom, Napster was among the most debated controversies on the web. The platform allowed users to download and enjoy millions of free MP3 files easily. Of course, the music industry quickly pounced on the P2P network. They exhausted all their resources to ensure Napster failed once and for […]

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The Real Reason MySpace Failed Spectacularly

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While MySpace was the first social media platform to spread globally, its demise was also the largest public fall from grace the internet had seen thus far. The rise, plateauing, and eventual fall of MySpace continues to be studied more than a decade after its eventual sale. But what’s the real truth about why MySpace […]

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The Real Reason Jawbone Failed Spectacularly

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Before the Apple Watch, AirPods, and the wearables market as you know it today, there was Jawbone. As the maker of widely praised Bluetooth headsets and wireless speakers, it was once celebrated as a unicorn company valued at $3.2 billion. Unfortunately, Jawbone’s demise is a tale of a company trying too hard to expand its […]

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The Real Reason Theranos Failed Spectacularly

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On January 3rd, 2022, Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty on 4 counts out of the 11 she was accused of. The jury determined that she had defrauded her investors in biotech company Theranos. Her sentencing is slated to take place on September 26th. So, what’s the main Theranos failed? If someone told you that would […]

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The Real Reason Atari Failed Spectacularly

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Atari is a popular platform amongst retro gamers who enjoy the simpler things in life. The Atari 2600, initially branded as the Atari Video Computer System (Atari VCS,) was a staple of many gamers’ childhoods. So those gamers were sad to see the platform wither into obscurity. Few people know why the Atari platform dissolved, […]

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The 5 Real Reasons Polaroid Failed

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Not many companies have the privilege of being synonymous with their product. Kleenex, Xerox, ChapStick, Post-Its… these brands and their products are so popular and recognizable that they apply to all tissues, all photocopies, all lip balms, and all sticky notes, regardless of if they’re made by the brand or not. Polaroid is another one […]

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The 5 Real Reasons Netscape Failed

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When Netscape’s web browser bowed out, it went down hard. Even if you don’t recognize the name today — or simply don’t remember the kind of power it had back in the day — Netscape’s dominance was like nothing else at the time. That’s what made its eventual demise so shocking. What exactly happened to […]

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The Real Reason Sega Failed Spectacularly

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You may have heard Sega failed in the console wars against Nintendo and Sony. But do you know why? It wasn’t because they made inferior hardware or had a poor game lineup. In fact, Sega’s failure was primarily due to an inferior business strategy. Here’s the real story of what happened. Facts Box Year Founded […]

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The Real Reason Zune Failed Spectacularly

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For those who don’t remember, it’s hard to truly describe just how massive the MP3 craze was in the 2000s. Spawned by the enormous success of the iPod, so many different tech companies were desperate to create their own version of Apple’s highly profitable music player. For Microsoft, that was the Zune. While it was […]

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The 5 Reasons Blockbuster Failed Spectacularly

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Before the founding of Netflix and Redbox, Blockbuster was the king of the video rental industry in the 90s and early 2000s. Most Xennials can recall those old days when, if you wanted to watch a movie, you’d walk into a video store in your neighborhood to rent a DVD or VHS tape. Then, Blockbuster […]

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The Real Reason Windows Phone Failed Spectacularly

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Windows Phones were like lightning bolts. They flashed for a second and were gone just as fast. While Microsoft continued to support the phones in the hope of them taking off, there hasn’t been much on the front of Windows Phones recently. The platform’s demise was a hot topic among those who didn’t like Microsoft. […]

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The Real Reason Nokia Failed Spectacularly

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Nokia was the first brand to dominate the mobile phone industry. It catered to all market segments with its wide range of mobile phones covering low-end to high-end models. Unlike many brands in the market today, Nokia was able to enjoy unrivaled market dominance for a number of years. This is a fact that most […]

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