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>Net Neutrality</b><br><br>Chalk up the decline of net neutrality to a few key events. First, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the FCC [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/193560/court_rules_against_fccs_comcast_net_neutrality_decision.html|did not have the authority|Court Rules Against FCC's Comcast Net Neutrality Decision]] to stop Internet service providers from throttling peer-to-peer file sharing. Then, Google and Verizon proposed their own net neutrality framework that [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/202970/googleverizon_net_neutrality_pact_5_red_flags.html|abandoned wireless regulation|Google-Verizon Net Neutrality Pact: 5 Red Flags]] and [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/203058/googleverizon_net_neutrality_critics_pile_on.html|caused a major backlash among tech watchers|Google-Verizon Net Neutrality Critics Pile On]]. The FCC talked of [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/195772/fccs_broadband_reclassification_whats_next.html|reclassifying broadband|FCC's Broadband Reclassification: What's Next?]] to gain more regulatory power, but is now [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/212096/fcc_scheduled_vote_on_net_neutrality_this_month.html|considering softer rules|considering softer rules]] to appease both sides.

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