The 20 Biggest Tech Failures of 2010

As we wrap up 2010, it's a good time to look back at some of the most notable tech failures of the year..

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<b>Google Buzz</b><br><br>Google's [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/189329/google_apologizes_for_buzz_privacy_issues.html|foray|Google Apologizes for Buzz Privacy Issues]] into the social networking/microblogging sphere backfired when people found themselves reconnected with ex-lovers and old coworkers due to an "automatic follow" algorithm. Gmail users [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/189712/google_hit_with_lawsuit_over_google_buzz.html|weren't too keen|Google Hit with Lawsuit Over Google Buzz]] on having their most-contacted lists aired to the public, and the Buzz fiasco ultimately ended in a [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/209609/google_settles_buzz_lawsuit_with_no_payout_to_gmail_users.html|class-action settlement|Google Settles Buzz Lawsuit With No Payout to Gmail Users]]. The service was a tough sell to begin with, providing no Facebook integration and no way to push status updates to other social networks.

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