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8 Technologies That Died Young

By SiliconIndia  |   Sunday, 21 April 2013, 20:18 Hrs
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Bangalore: The advancement of technology has given rise to many innovative tech products. Currently, Internet, Smartphones and tablets have taken over the tech space. But there are certain innovative tech products that failed to reach the market.

Read on to know the 8 technologies those were killed off early, compiled by CRN.

#8 Windows live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger, formerly known to be MSN Messenger, was created in 1999 by Microsoft. The company announced that it would send its service to the great scrapheap in the sky to switch existing users to Skype, which the company acquired for $8.5 billion last year. During its halcyon days, Windows Live Messenger had over 300 million active users per month. In spite of the competition from Yahoo and Google, it continues to be the world’s most popular instant-messaging programs. Comparatively, Skype’s IM tool has a user base of around half its size.

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