The year in tech: biggest fails, flops, and faux pas

2012 brought its fair share of mistakes, flops, and failures. Here are 20 of the biggest tech mishaps from the past year.

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Yahoo’s CEO scandal


As if Yahoo doesn’t have enough problems to worry about, the company’s turnaround plans ground to a halt this year when evidence emerged that then-CEO Scott Thompson had embellished some aspects of his resume. Thompson eventually stepped down, but the affair may be a blessing in disguise: The company eventually hired former Google executive Marissa Mayer as CEO, with hopes that a product-driven boss can bring new life to the company.

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