10 Flop Products and Services of 2011For everything missed, something is gained, and for everything gained, something is missed.The above saying is likely to be common in all the aspects of life. Here is the list of top 10loosers who flunked miserably from their products and services they promoted in the year2011.Cisco’s Flip camcordersCisco made an official announcement to withdraw its “Flip” HD camcorders in the month ofApril .Though this Flip camcorders has brought the success face to Cisco, It has now plannedto provide services from businesses in to the home through Linksys products and consumerTelepresence solutions. Cisco has promised to provide Technical support for “Flip” until Dec2013.
End of Verizon’s unlimited planVerizon has put a full stop for its unlimited data plan for its new customers who are planningto buy a smart phone with Verizon, this includes the iphone customers as well, whereas TheExisting customers can continue enjoying their unlimited Data according to their plan untilthey get upgraded to their smart phones .In case of over usage from the limit it has planned tocharge $10/GB. Google Knol waves hand on its way to homeGoogle Knol which is said to be the knowledge center next to Wikipedia is now beenterminated by Google .It has planned an Exit strategy for Knol content which is transferred towordPress based platform “Annotum”. Google launched knol in the year of 2008 whichexisted for three long years as good competitor of Wikipedia.
Yahoo Bid’s Good Bye to Alta vistaThe first great search engine may be the second greatest search engine after Google’s arrivalhas now put up his way off to the glory. Yahoo who is the former customer and the currentowner of Alta Vista has decided to ditch Alta vista. The other victims in yahoo’s list isMyBloglog, Delicious,Yahoo!Buzz. No web OS’s from HP for its DevicesHP’s Pre 3, Veer smart phones and Touch Pad tablets will not have their web OS’s any morewere it will be alive on PC’s and hard devices like printers and appliances. The company saysit will continue investing on the development of web OS especially web OS’s forimprovement of Windows. It is currently looking for potential partners to join for its web OSdevelopment in 2012. Google shuts down Google labsGoogle labs which played a major role in developing Gmail, Google maps and Googlecalendar will remain closed from now on .The authorized sources from Google said that it isbecause of the streamlining efforts which was implemented in July. The only consolation isthat Gmail and Google maps which is still working.
No more “Zune” from MicrosoftThough Microsoft has not made any declaration about its production of “Zune” It isunderstood from Microsoft’s online store saying “Zune” is out of supply. Therefore it willremain out of reach hence forth for consumers. zune players were the first Microsoft productwhich was embedded in Windows phones, Windows 8 and The Xbox 360.Dell Streak reaches graveThe tablet which got bad reviews came out with 5 and 7 inch versions based on Nvidia Tegra2 Android platform. Though it was priced $100 less than Samsung Galaxy tab consumersfind it to be bulky for usage. It came out with a price tag of $200 which is admirable but thetwo years contract from AT&T was a disappointment.
Google Health looses lifeGoogle which has already taken a step back in stopping its services in some of its sectors hasnow announced to close “Google Health” .It was created in order to let users to create andmaintain a record of all their Health information. Now it nod’s to continue it servicehenceforth .Google has also planned to shut down its power meter service.Rested in peace white MacBookIt was a great fall for apple when it launched its entry level laptop pricing $999. This whiteApple book is popular for education oriented purpose will remain a feast when it is relaunched by reducing its price. Apple has increased the processing speed from 2GHz to2.13GHz when compared with the aluminum unibody MacBook.