At its height, Nortel accounted for more than a third of the total valuation of all companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), employing 94,500 people worldwide. Nortel was declared bankrupt in 2009 after almost a decade of financial mis ...
Prior to being shut down in 2002, millions of the cat-shaped bar-code scanners were shipped for free, in hopes that people would use them to scan specially marked bar codes to visit Internet sites. This was no easier than typing a link.
In 2000, this version featured Excite@Home, iVillage, CNet, About.com, Ask Jeeves, Alta Vista, Lycos, & MCI WorldCom.
Microsoft was on Internet Explorer 4.0, and countless users had made it their preferred browser of choice due to better functionality leading to Netscape's demise in 2003.
Excite@Home's ill-conceived acquisitions, frequent strategy shifts, and executives who governed the operations from afar led to it's demise in 2001.
AOL peaked at a $200B market cap; they didn’t want to cannibalize their dial-up business leading to their demise in 2009.
In 2005, IAC acquired the company for $1.85B; pivoted to be a real-person Q&A site just before Google crushed them
In 2008, My Space failed due to rising competition, a buggy website, and an annoying user experience.