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.

By Jared Newman, PCWorld |  IT Management, BlackBerry, Facebook

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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