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(C|Net)   The biggest tech fails of 2020. Hey, remember when someone thought Quibi was a good idea?   (cnet.com) divider line
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2020-11-29 12:42:30 PM  
No.  I don't remember anyone ever thinking Quibi was a good idea.
 
2020-11-29 1:08:30 PM  
Man, that site has horrendous design.
 
2020-11-29 1:08:48 PM  
The only way for 2020 to be any worse would be to end up as some CNet hack taking cheap shots at those who actually tried to accomplish something this year.
 
2020-11-29 1:15:31 PM  
Seems like they conned less than 6 digits of people into service:

A report from app tracking firm Sensor Tower back in July claimed that Quibi lost over 90 percent of its subscribers after the initial three-month trial ran out, with just 72,000 of its roughly 910,000 users who had signed up at launch sticking around as paid customers.

This is shockingly higher than I expected, but pretty funny only 10% of people from the trial forgot to cancel before being billed. How bad does your service have to be to have that many people not forget and get accidentally billed at least once.
 
2020-11-29 1:50:28 PM  

indy_kid: Man, that site has horrendous design.


That might be the worst designed website I've ever seen.
 
2020-11-29 2:07:20 PM  

Quantumbunny: Seems like they conned less than 6 digits of people into service:

A report from app tracking firm Sensor Tower back in July claimed that Quibi lost over 90 percent of its subscribers after the initial three-month trial ran out, with just 72,000 of its roughly 910,000 users who had signed up at launch sticking around as paid customers.

This is shockingly higher than I expected, but pretty funny only 10% of people from the trial forgot to cancel before being billed. How bad does your service have to be to have that many people not forget and get accidentally billed at least once.


I got several offers of free trial subscriptions, and each time, my thoughts were always "eh, nah..."
 
2020-11-29 3:48:34 PM  
Google stadia was surpassed by worse ideas?  2020 in a nutshell.

/google stadio  wasn't such a bad idea
//for anyone but google (although I can't say I'm all that keen about nvidia's try)
///you knew they would take your money and shut down the service.  You get nothing
 
2020-11-29 7:15:34 PM  

vestona22: No.  I don't remember anyone ever thinking Quibi was a good idea.


I remember after watching the first few Quibi ads, and laughing that someone was paying millions and millions of dollars for all that advertising.

Then I read that former HP CEO Meg Whitman was actually the CEO of Quibi, and I realized that if her political career wasn't over already, it definitely should be.
 
2020-11-29 9:20:46 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Google stadia was surpassed by worse ideas?  2020 in a nutshell.

/google stadio  wasn't such a bad idea
//for anyone but google (although I can't say I'm all that keen about nvidia's try)
///you knew they would take your money and shut down the service.  You get nothing


Wasn't stadia canceled already?
 
2020-11-29 10:34:56 PM  
Who funded Quibi?

Because if the answer is 'investors' then the Peele running it did a great job. They got paid.

I'd gladly accept millions in investments, pay myself handsomely, and watch everything crash.
 
2020-11-29 11:25:48 PM  
It just seemed unnecessary and limited.
 
2020-11-30 12:06:39 AM  
Wait, why was Tik Tok a tech fail? Pretty sure it's not tech failing.

Or does the author mean Trump was the tech fail?
 
2020-11-30 2:27:35 PM  
I just remember thinking it was basically really expensive YouTube clips
 
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