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Ten Tech Companies That Blew It in the Past Two Decades

David Louis Edelman—author of the highly successful IT-oriented sci-fi novel Infoquake—lists Ten Tech Companies That Blew It in the Past Two Decades. Nobody you wouldn't expect, but it's a nice trip down memory lane for those of us who remember when running a Netscape browser on a Compaq laptop wasn't a punchline. It's actually scary just how many of these companies don't exist as independent entities anymore. The list...

  1. Atari
  2. Netscape
  3. Palm
  4. AOL
  5. Apple
  6. Sony
  7. Gateway
  8. Compaq
  9. Intuit
  10. RealNetworks

So, did he miss anybody? And who do you think will show up on (or disappaear from) this same list in another five or ten years time? Vote away, and tell me why.

 

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