Three Tech Flops That Prove Innovation Isn’t Always Successful

Sometimes, failure is an option.

By Alain StephensNovember 3, 2016 12:58 pm,

With the release of Apple’s iPhone 7, the biggest lament users have is the loss of a headphone jack. It is not uncommon for people to complain about the very things tech companies saw as innovative – while users want the best a company or device has to offer, they don’t always love what’s coming next.

And sometimes, tech companies have to accept that their latest product just isn’t that popular. Omar Gallaga of the Austin-American Statesman’s 512 Tech chronicles – and praises – high tech failures. 

“If you look back, every tech company has had one or two stumbles,” Gallaga says.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

-Gallaga’s take on three tech flops: Microsoft’s operating systems, the HD DVD, and BlackBerry’s touchscreen

-What makes an innovation a flop for users