In Pictures: When Tech Titans Fall from Grace

Here's our list of 14 once-elite tech companies that fell off their pedestals due to unforeseen circumstances, arrogance, ineptitude, or all of the above.

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Netscape In the early days of the Internet, Netscape Navigator was the only browser that mattered, with a 90 percent usage share. But it got steamrolled by Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the first browser war in the late '90s -- largely because Microsoft shrewdly integrated IE into every copy of Windows. Netscape didn't stand a chance. But this fall from grace enjoys the sweet taste of redemption. Before Netscape was acquired by AOL in 1998 it handed its open-source code off to non-profit Mozilla Foundation., which used the code to create Firefox, the popular browser used by millions today.

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