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Ars Deathwatch 2016: Companies and tech whose time may have come

Ars Deathwatch 2016: Companies and tech whose time may have come

Ars picks the losers of next year who are out of cash, relevance, time, or control.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/01/ars-deathwatch-2016-companies-and-tech-whose-time-may-have-come/

2015 list:”

  1. Yahoo!
  2. HTC
  3. Blackberry OS
  4. Groupon
  5. Rdio/Tidal
  6. Encryption backdoors

“The Deathwatch took a holiday last New Year’s, but our 2014 picks proved to be good for another 12 months of pain: RadioShack, BlackBerry, Zynga, HTC, and AMD. RadioShack, our most sickly suspect, restructured and then sold some of its stores to Sprint, closing the rest. While it still exists as a brand in some locations, the company has essentially ceased to exist. We rule that RadioShack has earned a toe-tag, while the others…well, they’re largely in the same delicate condition they were in when we last did this list.”

 

Stephen

Posted on: January 20, 2016, 6:27 am Category: Uncategorized

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