Sometimes technology disappoints. Here are some of the products, services and companies that let us down in 2012.
9 of 11
After two years on life support, Apple's musically-oriented social network was mercifully put down in September. Pitched as a cool way to uncover new music in iTunes, the service never caught on and languished in social net limbo. During its brief life -- the service debuted as part of iTunes 10 -- Ping lacked Facebook integration, a key factor limiting its appeal, and had some nasty trouble with spam and scams. When it silenced Ping, Apple added Facebook and Twitter integration to iTunes, a wise move that's bound to draw the social music crowd that Ping failed to attract.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.