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..

McAfee's False Positive

A bad software update from McAfee put computer viruses to shame in April, when it shut down thousands of corporate Windows XP computers around the country. The problem? McAfee's software flagged a critical system file as malicious and dumped it into quarantine. Whoops!

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  • Peter T.

    What, no mention of Windows Phone 7? It seems that a mere 600,000 to 650,000 were truly sold in the first six weeks. Compare that to (the almost unknown) Bada which still manged to sell 1 million in only four weeks. And WP7 had a US$500 million advertising budget! WP7 is not yet dead, but unless something unexpected happens, the writing is on the wall . . .

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