In Pictures: 10 technologies that disappointed in 2012

Here are 10 technologies that fell short of expectations in 2012


Don’t be embarrassed if you don’t remember Airtime; apparently only 10,000 people used it as of October 2012. But when Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning launched their Chatroulette-inspired video chat app for Facebook, they had far higher aspirations, inviting celebrities to help show off how famous people use video chat. However, privacy concerns and the mere fact that the Chatroulette fad had expired years before its release made for a disappointing year for the new venture.

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