2011 tech industry graveyard

WebOS, Cisco Flip camera, Google Labs and the rest: Our list of IT companies, technologies and ideas killed off or headed for the end of life.

By , Network World |  Software, Cisco, Google

webOS and HP TouchPad

WebOS could not have been riding much higher than in April of 2010, when HP announced plans to buy struggling webOS owner Palm for $1.2 billion and use the operating system to unify future devices including smartphones, tablets and notebooks. But things fell apart in August of 2011 when HP said it would discontinue making webOS devices and look to spin off its PC business. The software did get one last gasp when HP marked down its webOS-based TouchPad tablet to $99 and sparked a brief frenzy over the suddenly cheap device. 

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