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12 Epic Tech Fails Of 2011

From Apotheker to Zuckerberg, tech chiefs had plenty of time on the hot seat this year. Take a look back at the notable product, strategy, and security fails of 2011.
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A year ago, Apple held more than 95% of the global tablet market, according to a Strategy Analytics study cited by Fierce Wireless. Today, Apple still dominates, even though its market share has declined to 67%. But considering that about 15 vendors--the likes of Samsung, HTC, LG, Vizio, Acer, Asus, RIM, HP, Sony, and Lenovo--comprise that other 33%, Apple remains a one-company army fending off a bunch of also-rans.

That won't last. Even with the iPad 3 on the horizon, Android devices are sure to take even more market share in 2012, especially with Barnes & Noble and Amazon joining the fray. The year 2013 will mark the beginning of Microsoft's ascent with Windows 8. For now, however, Apple is still king. --Fritz Nelson

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Iamalive
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Iamalive,
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1/7/2012 | 5:48:59 PM
re: 12 Epic Tech Fails Of 2011
I think the editor should use proper English and reword the title as, "Epic Failures", as opposed to "Epic Fails".
Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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12/21/2011 | 8:02:05 PM
re: 12 Epic Tech Fails Of 2011
Along with smoking, drinking, illegal substance abuse & shoveling snow, you should add Slide Shows to your list of 2012 resolutions as things to avoid. You'll really be happy that you did.
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Bprince,
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12/21/2011 | 1:52:06 PM
re: 12 Epic Tech Fails Of 2011
Got a chuckle from a few of these and nodded my head at others. I don't know if I would call the Facebook thing a complete fail, because the company is at least working towards better privacy, and I think it can be argued that it has gotten better over the years. But good list.
Brian Prince, InformationWeek/Dark Reading Comment Moderator
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