In Pictures: When Tech Titans Fall from Grace

Here's our list of 14 once-elite tech companies that fell off their pedestals due to unforeseen circumstances, arrogance, ineptitude, or all of the above.

Lycos Remember "Go get it!"? Lycos will probably forever be known as the popular search engine that got killed off by Google. But in 1999 it was the world's most visited online destination. During the Internet bubble the company was sold to Terra Networks and things started to go downhill. After getting hammered by Google, Lycos moved away from search and sold off many of its assets in 2005-2006 to reinvent itself as a portal for games, email, news and Web publishing tools. It didn't go so well. Lycos still exists but only in the shadows.

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