The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting’s two companies have failed

Over the past decade, technology has changed our lives in every way, but many companies and products have failed and have fallen out of the market, such as Apple’s wireless charger AirPower, Google Communications and Wave, a collaboration tool.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

57, Google Nexus Q

Google unveiled its social streaming player, Nexus Q, in 2012, for $747 for users to use it normally – an outrageous price. In addition, it supports only three of Google’s services, and there are strange connectivity issues. Nexus Q was never officially released, and Google later quietly dropped the product.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

56, LeEco Ecology (formerly LeTV Network)

LeEco Is considered to be another Chinese tech giant to hit the U.S. market, but its failed bid for Vizio, the US television maker, and Faraday’s future has damaged its reputation and undermined its plans to launch electronics in the US. The failed takeover has led to The lmos being sued by Vizio, and faraday’s future bankruptcy has recently been a buzz.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

55, Apple Watch Edition

The Apple Watch Edition, made of 18K gold, sells for up to $17,000 and is largely unloved by consumers, with the exception of a handful of stars. Apple Watch Edition sales were “tens of thousands of dollars” and fell sharply two weeks after the launch, according to Bloomberg. Later versions of the Apple Watch Edition material were changed to ceramics, and of course the price went down.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

54, Joo Joo

Originally known as CrunchPad, Joo Joo was one of the first tablets. Although the release took two years before Apple’s iPad, it was only a few days ahead of schedule. Joo Joo’s failure was to be expected because there was a big gap between hardware and software compared to the iPad and no price advantage.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

53, Google Reader

Google Reader officially ends in 2019, and this isn’t the first time Google has eliminated a product, but it’s definitely one of the dumbest out-of-the-show decisions. Reader’s closure marked the demise of RSS as a news-publishing technology, Google News failed to top it, and Facebook’s stream of messages became a dominant source of information.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

52, Secret Social Network

Secret is an anonymous social network where users are free to talk about inappropriate content. It quickly accumulated 15 million users and raised $35 million. But one lesson of the 2010s is that anonymous social networks are not viable. Just 16 months after the launch, the Secret co-founder decided to shut down the service and refund the remaining funds to investors.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

51, Magic Leap

After receiving $500m in funding from Google, the obscure AR start-up was instantly “well known” in the tech world, but its products were mysterious. Magic Leap hires many talented engineers and designers, but its first product is very similar to Microsoft Hololens and does not have a clear business model. Magic Leap raised $2.6 billion, but sold only 6,000 units.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

50, Google Fiber

Google officially announced its fiber-optic project in 2011, which plans to provide consumers with An Internet connection that transmits speeds up to the Costofs level. But since 2016, Google has been scaling back the project, even deciding not to offer fiber-optic projects in some cities.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

49, Microsoft Bracelet

This is Microsoft’s first foray into wearables, with rough hardware and uncomfortable wearing that makes it feel like it’s just an engineering prototype. Despite the partnership with Starbucks, Microsoft’s bracelet is still a failure. The second generation has made little improvement in aesthetic design and comfort. In the end, Microsoft decided to refund the bracelet fans and shut down the server.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

48, Pono Music Player

Pono Music Player and its accompanying store, which sells hi-fi audio files, was announced in 2012 and is popular with consumers and raised $6 million through a crowdfunding platform. Since its 2015 launch, Pono has failed to attract consumer interest, and its aesthetic design is not even as good as Microsoft’s Zune music player.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

47, Google Yachts

The four-story yacht is moored off the coast of San Francisco, and Google has not disclosed its purpose. There is speculation that it will be used for demonstrations that only are invited to attend, lavish parties and become Google’s new technology showrooms. Unfortunately, it did not have permission to park in San Francisco because of a fire hazard.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

46, fake artificial intelligence

In the past decade, artificial intelligence technology has developed rapidly, but there have also been many false artificial intelligence. Some companies produce artificial intelligence toothbrushes, artificial intelligence beds, artificial intelligence alarm clocks and artificial intelligence dishwashers, promising that “advanced machine learning algorithms” will solve the problems in our lives. Traditionally, many of these products have not failed, but have been quite successful.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

45, Samsung Galaxy Fold folding screen phone

In a sense, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is absolutely unique: two days later the test machine went bad. Even more amusingly, the reason is that Samsung didn’t tell users not to remove the screen protector. About 50 percent of the evaluators had a problem with their cell phones. Samsung later modified the design and re-launched the phone, but the problem was not completely resolved.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

44, arsenic life

In 2010, NASA planned a press conference after a team of researchers claimed to have found a different form of life in California: a bacterium’s DNA containing arsenic instead of phosphorus. But it turned out to be wrong, and the bacteria was found in Lake Mono, which is rich in arsenic.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

43, VR Movies

VR movies have unique advantages, but there are also insurmountable flaws. Expensive and troublesome 360-degree cameras, short movies make money difficult, VR technology niche state, so people do not have a big red purple movie.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

42, Google Plus

Google Plus was unveiled in June 2011 in response to Facebook’s invasion of its business. It started out as a follower, and while it claimed to have solved the problem of network sharing, it gave the impression of a change of Facebook. But some users did like Google Plus until October 2018, when Google shut down the service.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

41, try to eliminate incandescent bulbs

U.S. stores will no longer sell incandescent bulbs by 2020, according to U.S. regulations. Over the past decade, many American households have replaced incandescent lamps with fluorescent and LED lamps. But in 2019, President Trump overturned the rules because he argued that consumer sethes were more important than protecting the planet.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

40, EverQuest Next

It’s been 15 years since the World of Warcraft game was released, and many gamers have been expecting the “Warcraft Killer” yet to appear. EverQuest Next is considered the most likely “Warcraft Killer.” Unfortunately, Sony sold its everbreak Quest division in 2015 and was renamed Day Day Game Company. In the end, Daybreak Game Company canceled the EverQuest Next project.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

39, Google Tango

Google’s 2014 launch of Tango marks its first foray into the AR space, focusing on determining the device’s place in space. Google’s plan is to develop core technology for mobile phone makers and consumer electronics makers. But in the end, only Lenovo and Asus have teamed up with Google, and the products are far from expected. In 2017, Google abandoned Tango to promote ARCore, a more traditional augmented reality framework.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

38, Leap Motion

Leap Motion’s body-felt controller was once considered the next star in computing. While cool, Leap Motion products are less reliable than mice and keyboards. Despite repeated demonstrations of consumer-facing products, it has never been supported by hardware vendors such as Oculus and HTC, so few people in VR use it. Leap Motion eventually merged with another dedicated hardware company, essentially disappearing from the public eye.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

37, Flappy Bird

“Flappy Bird” went live on May 24, 2013, and while it lacked the elements of Mobile game’ red: fine animation, fun game rules, and numerous levels, it quickly surpassed 50 million downloads. Developer Yandongha eventually took the game off the shelves, saying it was too successful, too addictive and had a negative impact on the player.

36, ISIS (Mobile Wallet)

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

In 2012, U.S. mobile operators AT?amp;T, T-Mobile and Verizon launched a mobile wallet known as ISIS, which was forced to change its name because of its name with the militant group ISIS. This isn’t the only problem this mobile wallet faces, it’s extremely inconvenient to use. The entire ISIS program was canceled in 2015, and mobile operators chose to pre-install Google Wallet.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

35, Lily Drones

Lily claims to be a completely waterproof drone that flies freely in the sky and takes photos automatically. Even in 2019, it sounds like the best drone ever. But sources said the company’s promotional video was fake, using video that may have been shot by a GoPros camera on a drone in Daji. Lily has yet to sell a drone and has been sued by federal prosecutors, despite bookings of up to 60,000.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

34, Uber IPO

Uber is expected to be valued at $120 billion at the end of 2018, nearly double its valuation in a round of financing a few months ago and more than the market capitalisation of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler. But Uber’s IPO was priced at $45 and was valued at about $75.46 billion, 38 percent below previous expectations. Uber’s share price is now less than $30, about 30 percent below the IPO price. Uber lost $5.2 billion in the second quarter of this year, and its earnings are far from certain.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

33, Facebook Mobile

In the early 2010s, Facebook had planned to launch a phone with a dedicated Facebook button, and it partnered with HTC to launch two phones, Status and Salsa. Past failures are seen as meant that Facebook will give up its hardware, especially given its privacy concerns in recent years. But Portal says Facebook hasn’t given up on hardware.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

32, Google Daydream

Google Daydream, a virtual reality platform built into Android, solves some of Samsung’s Biggest Gear VR problems: setup trouble, no handle. Google offers a fairly small number of apps for Daydream. Less than three years after its launch, Daydream is yet another failed product of Google.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

31, Android Tablet

The first Android tablet was Motorola’s Xoom, launched in 2011, which was excellent in size but poorly softwared, lacked attractive apps and was expensive. Later, Samsung, Asus, Huawei and other companies launched different sizes of Android tablets. Google has also launched the Nexus 9, Pixel C and Pixel Slate in an attempt to challenge Apple’s iPad.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

30, Apple AirPower wireless charger

In the tech industry, Apple products are often synonymous with the best engineering and design. AirPower may be Apple’s biggest product failure of late, first by jumping tickets several times and then being abandoned by Apple. AirPower, released in sync with the iPhone X, can charge three devices at the same time.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

29, Essential Phone

The Essential Phone is exciting: its display works well, but the camera is average. Android Essential Phone Essential is the work of Android co-founder Andy Rubin. But Essential Phone’s commitment to camera quality and durability is undoubtedly overblown, and the software is riddled with flaws, with tickets almost two months on sale.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

28, Samsung Bixby

Voice assistants fundamentally change the way users interact with devices. Samsung has also followed Apple, Amazon and Google in launching its own voice assistant, Bixby. Samsung added a special Bixby button to some of its phones, but Bixby did really badly.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

27, super high-speed rail

In 2013, Elon Musk unveiled the super-high-speed rail plan, calling it the “fifth mode of transportation.” According to the original white paper, the super-high-speed rail will operate in a sealed vacuum pipe, reaching speeds of up to 700 miles per hour. But engineers and transportexperts point to structural problems with super-high-speed rail systems, which may be too expensive to estimate.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

26, Windows 8

Windows 8 removes the traditional Start menu and buttons. Microsoft was bent on challenging the iPad, but it forgot what the user was using as a PC. Windows 8 uses a tile-based user interface that confuses keyboard and mouse users. Thankfully, Microsoft quickly emerged from the Windows 8 disaster by releasing Windows 10.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

25, Apple Antenna Door

Apple doesn’t make mistakes very often, but one mistake is a big mistake. Apple’s biggest anecdote is the iPhone 4’s “antenna door”, which atsalots when it’s not held properly. After the release of the software patch failed, Apple was forced to admit that there was a problem with the antenna design and give users a protective case free of charge. The “antenna door” highlights Apple’s pattern of solving product problems: denying problems, releasing software updates, and eventually being forced to make up for users.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

24, WeWork’s listing attempt

Founded in 2010, WeWork was originally a co-working space company. SoftBank boss Masayoshi Son’s investment in 2016 has led to a rapid expansion of WeWork. The last round of financing valued WeWork at $47 billion, while Bloomberg reported that the IPO was valued at $20 billion to $30 billion, before Reuters said its valuation would shrink further to $10 billion. After that, WeWork abandoned its IPO plans, and the former CEO, Lightning, dropped out of class.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

23, Google Project Ara

The dream of modular smartphones, which began in 2013, has awakened our quest for phones that will never be eliminated. Prefer face unlock rather than fingerprint sensors? Want to improve your phone’s performance? Want to improve image quality? Modular phones can easily meet the needs of users. Google’s Motorola unit had been developing such products, but abandoned them in 2016.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

22, Microsoft Kinect body sense controller

Microsoft Kinect can’t be considered a complete failure, it’s selling well and popular among artists and researchers. Apple eventually acquired the Kinect technology developer for the iPhone X’s Face ID. Although Microsoft insists that Kinect is a gamepad, its commitment to gaming has never been fulfilled. Microsoft eventually decided to phase out Kinect.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

21, Google’s smartwatch ambitions

In the six years since its launch, dozens of smartwatches have run Android Wear, none of them are enough to challenge Apple’s smartwatches, which are bulky and have poor battery life. In 2016, there were media reports that Google had suspended its deal with LG to launch the Pixel-branded smartwatch, although LG’s later Wear OS smartwatch was also performing well. Brands such as Motorola and Asus abandoned the Android Wear platform a few years ago.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

20, Sony PlayStation Vita

Unlike most products in this article, most users are satisfied with the PlayStation Vita, but the problem is that not everyone is satisfied. The PlayStation Vita hardware has more processing power than most gaming handhelds, but Sony has never reached its full potential. It sells as much as the Nintendo Wii U, far less than Sony’s previous game handhelds.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

19, Red Hydrogen

According to RED founder Jim Jannard, hydrogen One has a “holographic display” that revolutionized filmmaking using a 3D format called “4V”. However, the Hydrogen One hardware is old and flawed, the new features are terrible, the display is not a holographic display, the 3D effect is not tied to the next generation of revolutionary technology, but it costs as much as $1,300.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

18, HP TouchPad

Four months after Apple’s iPad 2 was released, HP released the TouchPad tablet, which runs the webOS mobile platform. Less than two months after the TouchPad was released, HP announced it was phasing out all webOS devices, phones and tablets, and cutting the price of touchPad from $499 to $99. In 2013, HP sold all of its webOS assets to LG.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

17, Steam Game Console

In 2012, The Verge exclusively reported that Valve was developing a game console that was understood to be a Linux-based PC. Although Valve has successfully developed a game PC of the size of a console, as well as a handle, its overall plan relies on a number of partners to work together, but Valve lacks sufficient resources. Many PCs released in sync with Steam consoles are much more expensive than consoles, but only support some Steam games.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

16, Nintendo Wii U

The Wii U is a failed product on many levels: low-quality touch-screen handles, slow software running and confusing names. Worst of all, Nintendo quickly “gets used to its hardware processing power”, and many of the game’s biggest plays are not taking full advantage of the gamePad’s dual-display. The Wii U became Nintendo’s worst-selling console ever, selling just 13.56 million units worldwide.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

15, Windows RT

Windows RT is Microsoft’s first Surface RT tablet operating system, and although it has desktop mode – it looks like it’s the same as traditional Windows, but unlike traditional Windows, it can’t install desktop software. In the end, Microsoft abandoned surface RT and wiped out $900 million worth of inventory.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

14, GoPro Karma

GoPro recalled its first drone product, GoPro Karma, on the night of the 2016 presidential election because of problems with the design of the battery lock. Karma is a great drone, especially as an excellent GoPro camera carrier. However, it lacks a variety of advanced features of The Frontier products. The failure of GoPro Karma has helped GoPro refocus its advantage: developing truly great sports cameras.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

13, BlackBerry

At the beginning of the 2010s, BlackBerry was at the forehand of smartphone makers. Even when the iPhone 5 was released, BlackBerry users set records, and the BlackBerry was still a “necessity” for executives. Instead of focusing on its strengths, BlackBerry has launched an incomprehensible range of products, such as the PlayBook tablet and the BlackBerry 10 operating system.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

12, Faraday Future

Faraday,which is once the world’s most advertised electric car start-up, has poached a large number of top talent from the biggest tech and car companies, kept its products secret, and even rumoured that it intends to challenge Tesla. Faraday’s future is now a farce: mismanagement, broken capital chains and huge debts owed by its founders. Even though Faraday’s future has demonstrated the product, the vast majority of the company’s employees have been laid off.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

11. Apple Map

To better compete with Google, Apple’s integration of Apple Maps in iOS 6, released in 2012, is a bold move given Google Maps’s market advantage, and it has proved to be a bit of an embarrassment for Apple. Apple Maps has a lot of bugs, lack of bus information, and a lot of misinformation.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

10, Microsoft Kin mobile phone

Before Windows Phone, Microsoft developed the social phone Kin. Kin was eliminated six weeks after it went on sale because of its poor and expensive products. Kin does not support Twitter or Youtube when it is published, and microSD memory card is not supported.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

9. Apple Butterfly Keyboard

The “Butterfly” keyboard first landed on the 12-inch MacBook tablet in 2015 with the goal of further reducing the thickness of the notebook, which was later applied to the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. However, the key stroke of the “butterfly” keyboard is also shortened to 1 mm, affecting the keystroke experience. It’s also more noisy and prone to malfunctions, and Apple has even got into legal trouble. Until the end of 2019, Apple switched to a traditional keyboard in its newly released 16-inch MacBook Pro notebook, marking the official end of the Butterfly keyboard.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

8. Privacy Concept

Back in 2010, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg caused a stir when he claimed that the concept of privacy was outdated, but insisted he had been misunderstood. There have been a number of massive privacy breaches in the United States over the past decade, including Cambridge Analytica’s improper access to the personal information of millions of Facebook users.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

7, Google’s messaging strategy

Over the past decade, Google has been a hit with a number of failed message applications, most notably Google Hangouts. The reason is not that it is a bad product in itself, but that it replaces a popular one, and that it itself has been eliminated by Google’s restructuring. Google has abandoned its messaging app, and its future in this application is controlled by mobile operators.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

6, 3D TV

3D television swashes up to a whole new level of immersion in people watching movies in the living room, but efforts to bring 3D movies into the home have been met with a crushing defeat, with no one “sleeping” on the couch and wanting to wear bulky 3D glasses. Influenced by screen size, the TV displays 3D images that do not perform as well as movies. In the second half of the 2010s, the technology industry gave up its dream of 3D television altogether.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

5, Fire mobile phone

One of the most incredible facts of the past decade is that Jeff Bezos has been more successful in launching rockets than by developing smartphones. Fire is definitely a failed product, costing Amazon nearly $200 million. The reason fire phone failed is largely that it is not mature enough, and Amazon has made no secret of its attempt to build it into a shipping tool.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

4. Google Glass

In 2012, Google co-founder Sergey Brin held a Google Glass launch in San Francisco, where skydivers wore Google Glasses. Google Glass has been criticised by privacy campaigners for having a camera. Google Glass went on sale in 2015. Google then launched the enterprise version of Google Glass.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

3, Windows Phone

Microsoft is keen for Windows Phone to replace the iPhone. Despite the beautiful tile-based user interface, Windows Phone didn’t work as well as Microsoft expected. For years, Microsoft has tried to persuade developers to develop apps for Windows Phone, but to no avail. Microsoft even bought Nokia, which later wiped out all of its assets. Bill Gates called Microsoft’s failure to gain a lead in the smartphone era “the biggest mistake ever”.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

2, Theranos

Theranos, valued at $9 billion, is thought to be revolutionizing the healthcare industry with its breakthrough blood-testing technology. Theranos went bankrupt after the Wall Street Journal revealed that its blood-testing technology was useless, and that Theranos went bankrupt after the company’s CEO and founder, Elizabeth Holmes, used standard laboratory blood tests to deceive VCs, company executives and customers. Holmes’ lawyers said earlier this year that she had not paid them for months.

The embarrassment of the tech world of the past 10 years: Jia Yueting's two companies have failed

1, Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The reviewers were so keen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that they even called it the best-designed smartphone ever. But the explosion caused a 180-degree turn in attitudes toward the Galaxy Note 7, and Samsung’s reputation was greatly affected. At least 35 Galaxy Note 7 phones have been reported to have exploded and caught fire, and Samsung issued an apology and announced a recall of all Galaxy Note 7s.

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