Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Video game console flops, retro video phones and other tech lists

Continuing my series of business-related lists this week, here is a collection of tech-industry lists.

15 biggest video game console failures ever. (Business Pundit; Feb. 7, 2013)

This list includes Apple’s failed game console, the Apple Bandai Pippin (1995-97). It was launched before the return of co-founder Steve Jobs and under CEO Michael Spindler, who also launched the ill-fated Newton. (See photo of the Apple Bandai Pippin above.) 

12 retro video phone concepts. (Gizmodo; Dec. 3, 2010)

6 hilarious cases of online voting contests gone awry. (Cracked; March 6, 2013)

13 people with permanent tattoos based on passing Internet fads. (Huffington Post; May 25, 2011)

The 5 worst error messages in the history of technology. (Cracked; April 23, 2013)

Microsoft is responsible for three of these, including the “blue screen of death” and the “red ring of death.” 

The 20 most expensive keyword categories in Google AdWords (TechCrunch; July 18, 2011)

How 4 tech companies decided to name their meeting rooms. (Huffington Post; Dec. 18, 2011)

Top 10 technology hoaxes. (The Telegraph)

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