The Biggest Tech Mistakes, Gaffes And Flops Of 2014
Every year has some duds. We're taking a look at the biggest tech flops of 2014, including everything from Gamergate to Uber.By Jake Godin | December 31, 2014
Uber's reputation took a beating in 2014 after facing multiple PR slips, legal backlash and consumer complaints. Even after grabbing a $40 billion valuation in December, not everyone is happy — in particular, journalists, taxi drivers, public officials and its own drivers.
Gamergate, which began in August, has since become a full-blown Internet culture war. Part misdirected lynchmob, part social movement, the controversy has led to serious threats and boycotts. It created a rift in the gaming world. In other words, a tech flop. (Video via Bethesda Softworks / "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim", YouTube / i6Hitman | Nintendo / "Mario Kart 8")