10 Overhyped Tech Products That Died Miserably
Bangalore: We are no strangers to the ‘grand unveiling’ celebrated by Apple and Microsoft products. The tech giants make sure the launches to be not less than carnivals- replete with glitz, geek and glamour. The products do amaze the audience with their abilities at first sight, but do they retain the same charm after the big day? Read on to know 10 tech products that fizzled after their over hyped launches as compiled by InfoWorld.
In 2007, at Mix conference, Microsoft revealed a promising new rich media technology called Silverlight. "It makes Flash/Flex look like an absolute toy," said Michael Arrington, founder and former co-editor of tech crunch, adding, "Some of the most interesting new Web applications will be built on this platform."
Silverlight, the application framework for writing and running rich Internet applications, with features and purposes similar to those of Adobe Flash, unfortunately failed to impress developers.
Microsoft hasn't said much about the platform's future, though Silverlight 5 will be supported until 2021. But Netflix, the on-demand Internet streaming media and some other customers aren’t waiting. Earlier this year, Netflix announced it was dumping Silverlight in favor of HTML5.
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