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Swing and a miss: 6 ambitious tech ventures that failed miserably


We love technologists for thinking big or, to use an old Apple slogan, “thinking different.” Daring to bust paradigms, a willingness to defy conventional wisdom, and a desire to push the envelope beyond what is currently technologically possible is the stuff that separates Steve Jobs from… well, some other guy named Steve who you’ve never heard of.

But just because a project sounds bold or overly ambitious doesn’t necessarily guarantee success. Here are six spectacular tech flops that might’ve been game changers, but never materialized in any meaningful way.

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