We witnessed many technical innovations in 2013; nevertheless this piece of writing gives a brief glimpse of 10 domestic names in the technical business to which we said goodbye in 2013. The standard search engine AltaVista to the generation-terming to be a MP3 player Win amp to the revolting broken layouts of typical MySpace that was user-friendly to the people. Let us look at the top 10 tech products we lost last year.
10. HTC First
In April 2013, HTC was the first to come up with the interface of the smart phone which had Facebook home application launcher. Unfortunately due poor feed back of the application which was inbuilt had led down to low sales leading to pulling down the distribution. It deserves a place in the top tech products we lost last year.
9. iPhone 5
In September 2013 iPhone came up with new range of phones 5s and 5c where 5c was the multicolored collection which resembled like iPhone 5 and this was the good enough reason for iPhone 5 to exit from the market and which also led to good performance of sale of iPhone 4s too. There is always a new iPhone arriving each year and people are always interested in getting the latest one, so the previous one is left behind. Thus the tech products we lost last year add iPhone 5 to it.
Win amp was in a great trend with immense funky interface of desktop music player which had done very well in the beginning but couldn’t perform well with the tough competition of the players which cantered the market with customized option to it had killed it badly. Win amp certainly needs to be in the list of the 10 tech products we lost last year. Many new players have taken its place now.
7. Classic MySpace
MySpace is a social networking site that has emphasized strongly on the genre of music. But couldn’t sustain itself with one on one battle with Facebook in the social media platform where Facebook was successful in creating strong social network in both on commercial and personal front.
AltaVista launched in December 1995. The daily traffic was recorded to be 300,000 hits for the first day, which later turn over to more than 80 million in the next two upcoming years. With Google coming up with various new features and application had him Alta Vista to crash down as a search engine badly. The tech products we lost last year would not have been complete without this product.
5. Google Reader
Google Reader stopped functioning in July 2013. It was mainly due to the people losing interest in this piece of technology. It highly depressed the fans as the service had to be stopped as the company was unable to afford the expenses to run it.
4. Google Checkout
Google launched its own payment system for online transactions. All the debit and credit card details of the users of the service could be recorded in this digital account. The idea wasn’t that successful despite of the brand name Google. It was later brought up in the Google Wallet feature brought up by Google which was also a payment method based for online users. This surely is one of the 10 tech products we lost last year.
3. Ubuntu Edge
Ubuntu Edge was a project that had been funded by crowd that has been recorded as the largest funding till date. The creators had hoped to raise around 32 million dollars in a campaign for one month; this surely was considered too much by the company.
Founded in May 2011, Turntable.fm was a website developed for social media that used music as a platform. Users were able to generate their own rooms that could be accessed by other users. The owner of the room was referred to as a DJ who could play any song he/she wanted. Chat rooms like these were used by the users to have a social time with music playing in the background. When the site was growing in numbers the DMC Act put a ban on the use of pirated music played on their site. This made the service of the company now available only to the users in the United States of America.
Blog TV started as a webcasting company in Israel back in June 2004 with an idea of providing anyone with internet access a way to display their talents and ideas to the world. YouTube wasn’t enough for that sort of thing. It was officially launched in June 2007 globally, where users could generate live shows, interact and invite their audiences. In March 2013, it was announced that Blog TV would be inclusion with live streaming company You Now, effectively spelling the end to the company’s independence. This has therefore; taken up the first spot in the top 10 tech products we lost last year.
Being a tech guy, I feel these are the top most tech products I am going to miss a lot. What you say guys?