In Pictures: Sorriest technology companies of 2013

Microsoft, Apple and Samsung among those issuing mea culpas

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AOL CEO Tim Armstrong in early August fired Abel Lenz, creative director of the company’s flagging Patch.com hyperlocal news site operation, in front of 1,000 fellow employees after Lenz took a picture during a company meeting about impending layoffs. Armstrong circled back a few days later to apologize, writing in part: “I am the CEO and leader of the organization, and I take that responsibility seriously. We talk a lot about accountability and I am accountable for the way I handled the situation, and at a human level it was unfair to Abel.” Not that Lenz got his job back.

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