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10 Biggest Gadget Fails of All Time

By Vadim Newquist Sep 27, 2012

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1. YouTube

Whaaa? YouTube? But YouTube is only the largest video hosting website of all time! Yes, technically that's true, but the truth is that although Google bought it for the hefty price of $1.65 billion, chances are that they will never see a return on that investment. YouTube has not come up with a successful model to create significant revenue from advertising or charging for premium content yet, even though it has such a huge library of content. Because most of the site's videos are of such low quality, marketers are reluctant to use the site to marry it with their brand's message and with Adblock software on the rise, this problem may just grow worse for the site over time. Strange but true!

Tags: technology, slideshows, youtube, nintendo, life, gadgets

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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