Google's biggest hits and misses of 2013

No matter how you look at it, 2013 was a gargantuan year for Google.
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No matter how you look at it, 2013 was a gargantuan year for Google, which dominated headlines with the introduction of fancy consumer hardware, big-ticket acquisitions, and a slew of new and overhauled services.

But it wasn’t all roses for the great aggregator of the world’s knowledge. For every Chromebook Pixel or Auto-Awesomed Google+ GIF, there was a vaguely dystopian off-note involving government intrusions, a boondoggle at sea, or killer robots. With 2014 just around the corner, let’s take a look back at Google’s epic wins and monumental fails.

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