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  1. Anyone remember the Neo Geo game system??? My friend worked all summer to get one. About a month later it was broke and the company shut down. He was soooo mad😭😭😭😭

  2. The deal where Google could've been bought for cheap seems like a missed opportunity….but if that company HAD bought Google, they probably would've run it into to ground as well, therefore not gaining anything. If Google had indeed gone down that pathway, there's no guarantee that it would be the monster company that it is today. So that one seems slightly misleading.

  3. Xerox? Wasn't that a printer / paper company?
    Also it's the name of a dog i drew when i was a little kiddo.

  4. I remember the local blockbuster and radioshack, now theres a dollar store and a pet store in their places. I remember having a Nokia as well, a brick wall of a phone. Oh my word. But most of us pronounce it No•key•ah, drives me nuts how you pronounce it hahaha

  5. I miss block busters it was a time to go out with the fam and get movies and snacks it was a Mabry you cant get that from apps

  6. This clip contains loads of crap. Nokia was bankrupt by Stephen Elop which was a Microsoft plant . The same thing they did with Silicon Graphics.

  7. Well hindsight is 50/50 . ………………………………………………………………….
    The feller at 11:50 was a fairly famous Canadian Comic . At that time .

  8. Reminds me in a similar vein to the teacher that told Einstein as a boy he was too dumb to amount to anything , the film producer who dismissed Gene Kelly as dull but can "dance a little" and the record company that rejected the Beatles when they were looking to be signed to label! Just shows the world is full of idiots who make important decisions. I used to contract at Nokia and I did sense a stick-up-their-ass arrogance about their Symbian OS !

  9. Its called cycle of life , humans hav a life span so do companies , eventually the biggest & the brightest will go out , the same will happen to Apple or Microsoft as it happened to Nokia , Motorola , RIM .. blackberry .. Iconics co's like Sears …. So too to our planet , the solar system will die out eventually , the cycle of life , new replaces the old .

  10. Notable mention should be Gillette for losing £8 billion because of their “woke” advert 😂 get woke go broke

  11. Android is a horrible model for customers. It took a sea change in how consumers relate to UI manipulation to make it viable. In that department, Apple changed the landscape with the iPhone "constantly upgrade" model, shortening consumers time horizon. It also took lots of tie-in agreements with the big cell network providers of the time. They had all watched AT&T win big with their deals with apple on the early I-Phones, so they were willing to do whatever it took to be part of that when Android hit the scene, including down-selling other OS based phones, including MS phones, Blackberry, and Palm phones. Saying they should have switched to Android in my book is an amateur hour case analysis. It should be noted, however, that Nokia's big problems started long before Android even hit the scene. They had the best candybar phone design ever for texting — the 6800 and E70. At a time when Blackberry was racking up $$$ with massive blob pager-looking things, Nokia had the Blackberry killer on tap. But they failed to execute where it counted. Regardless of the capabilities of the phone, either because they didn't train the networks and IT people, or because it didn't work right, you just could not get an IT manager to pass your work emails (which, at the time, were still mostly plain text, through to your Nokia phone. They would do it with a Blackberry, a Palm, and later an iPhone, but not a Nokia E70. They also totally failed to get the phone to suppliers. You had to basically go to the ONE Nokia store in the USA (Manhattan), and even then they couldn't tell you when they'd have any in stock. The E70 was such an awesome design that if they brought it back today, rather than the junky looking rainbow turd they're calling a "retro" phone, as a call/text/think client media streamer, they could compete favorably with a lot of smart phones.

  12. FUCK OFF asshole, i disgrace, Nokia is not one of the Disasters companies out there. Nokia is in fact an awesome company and the godfarther of all phones that make fantastic innovations, phones and even smartphones today, they been around for years before apple and samsung JOIN the banwagon

  13. There is more to the blockbuster story, a huge sum of money was taken out via a one time dividend that left the company a shell of its previous self. Just my 2 cents

  14. 1973 had the computer that made wifi ideas and high speed internet wow tha fuck guys this invention have Patton on most invention now days so who ever they sold it to is a trillion air cause this is very high-tech of its time not to mention the father of apple 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 one mans trash is another mans treasure

  15. I've been feeling sorry for today's kids born into the digital age, but if this stuff was already happening in the early 70s when I was still a little kid myself, it seems I was also born into the digital age (of sorts), as other viewers have said re this clip, "mind blown"!

  16. those dumbest CEO are so dumb that they can destroy a brand in a second…..I wonder what will Team coock do

  17. If my Motorola razor wasn't stolen from hostel in Malaysia back in those times, I'd still be proudly using it these days.

  18. To add one more…Panasonic. Panasonic dominated early cell phones.

    For those of us old enough to remember Panasonic had been a big name in the 70s and 80's with televisions and Stereos and the advent of personal cell phones in the early 90s was just what they needed to rescue their name from obscurity as Imports at a lower cost and better quality started flooding the stereo/tv markets.

    The very first cell phones were all analog and Panasonic's name was on almost all of them!

    The engineers a Panasonic realized you could do so much more with digital. They realized you could send text and even very revolutionary… pictures! They took this to the vice president of engineering and he shot it down.

    Panasonic remained analog and got eaten alive.

  19. Missed a few.  Here are two:  1) GEnie (part of GE) was one of the first large internet service providers back in the 1980's, with about 1/3 of the market, and arguably the most user-friendly of what was available at the time.  (Compuserve was larger, but not consumer friendly)  This is before Prodigy, AOL and others.  I don't think GE ever really supported their ISP service and I never saw any speeds available beyond 4800 baud.  GE could have made many billion$ had they supported GEnie.  Their failure made room for AOL.  2) The AOL/Time Warner merger.  The two corporate boards just couldn't work with each other.  AOL had the distribution network and membership numbers, and Time Warner had the content, with over 10k owned movie titles and 10's of thousands of music titles the new corporation would have been the online movie and music provider years before Blockbuster or Netflix.  Again, many billion$ lost (including my own investments of several thousand $).

  20. BestBuy – always same product. No custom computers
    Macs – Angry Employees.
    Home Depot – Lack of services and Worst Home Delivery Company. I prefer their own delivery company than some companies -> Reason: Stupid Quebec Delivery Company.

  21. It's funny how alot of these problems all share the same theme of not thinking about the future and having a conservative mindset.

    Also want to throw in Nintendo's blunder during the mid-90s when they could've collaborated with Sony on a new console with CD technology. Instead they stuck with cartridges and in turn not only created their biggest competitor in the industry, but also lost some third party support for their N64 console from companies like Square, which created the Final Fantasy series. And what do they have to show for it? The CD-I games.

  22. Just saying Nokia did loose a lot on the phone market. But they are extremely advanced in Technical solutions and are one of the leading companies in implementing 5G

  23. just because excite could of bought google doesn't mean that after they bought it they would of done the same strategy of google today. They probably would of bought it and use some of the tech and threw it on the back burner.

  24. Internet killed off the greatest things from my childhood. Born in 84, as a kid, going out on Friday to rent movies and videogames, get fast-food and come home to eat tacobell while watching Leatherface (TCM part 3). Renting Nintendo 64 games.
    Internet also made CD's obsolete. Made it even harder to make money by being an artist, when all your shit is downloaded and pirated. Destroyed the market on movie's.
    The internet is killing off everything, slowly. In the future, I bet you'll even be able to transfer yourself into the internet. The internet is literally a new world. A very dangerous world.

  25. @15:00 I thought that if anyone doesn't think stem cell companies are not going to change everything,they are insane! HIV mmm cure next!

  26. Actually; meego wasn't a "completely new thing" it had been working on a Linux based os, called Maemo, which was a Debian derived fork, before joining forces with Intel, whom had been developing a similar system, called MobLin, which was a fork based on the Fedora codebase.. Which wasn't a very good merger, as both MobLin's .RPM package management system, and Maemo's .DEB system, caused a lot of internal clashing, before it worked right..

    With the failure coming from the moment Steven elop became CEO, and and literally wanted to invest all manpower into the "burning platform" called Windows phone 7, practically tanking the company overnight, as sales for Symbian based devices were still selling strong in most non-European markets..

    With the next flop being the literally botched up sales of the Nokia N9, which was not sold in territories that have always had good sales on Nokia products..about and around up to the Infamous elop memo, where the company was forced to forego sales on feature phones and traditional smartphones, in exchange for the promise of a windows phone 7.5 based phone, in about 6-8 months ahead!..

    And mind you, that at the time; the highest Android version was 2.3, and the iPhone 4, as its complementary competitor.. With the original iPad having launched a year prior, and the first dualcore smartphones (HTC pyramid (iirc) LG P-990/990, and the Samsung galaxy S2, having all released in that year, with Android 4.0 being scheduled for an autumn 2011 release, prior to the point where Nokia under elop, was scheduled to release the first handset with windows phone 7.5.. Which was by then.. A horribly outdated system already.. And with elop firm in the CEO seat, he managed to run the company pretty bad into the ground, until Microsoft could buy them all out.. In 2013

  27. Another fact about Blockbuster, in the early 2000s they original had the idea of a streaming rental service before netflix but never went ahead with it.

  28. XEROX, I can't believe they this quality this potentiel this ultra innovation in 1974, you're sure with the year in comparison with other system, the 2 fuckers STEVE JOBS and BILL GATES finally invented nothing because XEROX DO IT 10 years before MACHINTOSH and WINDOWS, XEROX must be at the PLACE of APPLE and MICROSOFT, THE 2 THIEVES

  29. Xerox litterally had the future in their hands, but ultimately it takes a person to comprehend the potential to make it big.

  30. I've never even heard of Excite before this video. Now I know why.

    Also I still have a Kodak digital camera. 😀

  31. Nokia case is extremely sad tbh. They made REALLY good phone, they just can't compete OS-wise. I remember back in the day despised Symbian, it's so bad even compared with old Java system
    And worse of all, Android is free open-sourced OS. Someone has too much ego up their ass

  32. I loathe those idiots at Kodak. Kodachrome and 35mm darkroom artistry were among my passions. I hate digital cameras. Everything they produce looks plastic.

    he listed All of blockbusters money on purpose. yes, I said it. nobody's that stupid. it's called insider trading. and put options.its the same kinda thing that happened to Delta stock, on 9/11. research everything you question, and follow the money, and your gut.

  34. Old senile people who can't learn new tricks fail their business to those who are lead by young entrepreneurs.

  35. Number 7 must be IBM wrt MSDOS. IBM stated that there was no money in software, but in hardware. So, allowed Microsoft to keep the rights to MSDOS when IBM put it into all their IBM office computers – in those days, all offices around the world had IBMs or IBM compatibles (also running MSDOS). Years later IBM bombs out of the desktop world, but Microsoft is still one of the world's richest software companies all thanks to IBM!

  36. @1:50 To be fair, who is to say Excite would have been as big as Google in 2019? The Google technologies of 1999 was still in its infancy and with Excite being in the ownership role, I cannot see how they would have had traveled the same path to success.

  37. Another blunder: Does anyone remember IBM's OS2, their operating system to compete with Windows and Apple? I worked at IBM's R&D facility at Yorktown Heights in 1994-95 on another project and got to know some of the OS2 team members. I asked someone how much had been spent on OS2, so far. Hundreds of millions, I was told. I joked that for a mere one million dollars, I could advise them to immediately stop all work on OS2 and disband the team, cuz there was no way they were going to catch Microsoft and Apple at that point. The very popular Windows 3 and Office were already entrenched in the workplace, and although the Mac had a small market share, it was the OS of choice in the graphics design community. Anyone who used Photoshop and Illustrator was using Mac at that point. Of course no one would listen to me — much less pay me the million bucks for my advice. Anyway, by the time IBM finally pulled the plug on OS2 a few years later,, they had sunk around a billion dollars into that doomed project.

  38. Number 5 Excite did not predict the future it's like the stock market no ones knows if it stocks will rise or fall it's not a disaster it's just that they didn't buy google not a disaster on the other hand if they didn't buy google to save their own company that would be a different story.

  39. Love that you used the scene from pirates of silicon valley. Anybody intrested might wanna watch that movie cause then you can see how Microsoft gained stock in apple.

  40. To any one that wonders why CEOs make so much money this is why lol. A great CEO gets you Google and a bad one gets you blockbuster.

  41. Xerox did NOT give one of the greatest inventions away!!!

    Xerox gave ALL of the greatest inventions away.

    Xerox should own the world by now.

  42. I am utterly convinced Google are listening to my conversations, the last coupld days i've had 2 conversations about the failures or history of Blockbuster, Nokia, and Kodak….now YT suggests this video to me, that has those 3 logos in the thumbnail…..this is actually almost too close to call a coincidence….
    …interesting video though.

  43. The original owner Duane Hizinga sold blockbuster understanding it was a dying buisness model due to Redbox . Where the new owners messed up was purchasing Blockbuster in the first place.

  44. Oh my God in the computer era it's like oh my God Xerox could have owned on the computer 🤣🤣🤣
    I can just picture someone in the Xerox office crying a river right now

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