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I just typed in www.excite.com and my anti-virus went nuts!
John Iwuji (10 hours ago)
Cry for me Xerox
Sar Jim (13 hours ago)
Nokia did not invent Symbian. It was a Psion software product, and the best in the world in 2000. The problem was that Symbian was over a decade old when Nokia bought it. It would need a major update to keep up with wifi, bluetooth, and connectivity. Nokia didn't have the money to do this, and it should gone with Android. Just another NIH decision.
Cedric Akangah (1 day ago)
Excite’s take has to be the saddest.
MP R (1 day ago)
04:00 - INNCORRECT, online video streaming did Not destory Blockbuster. Redbox eliminated Blockbuster. They had the opportunity to buy Redbox before it became successful but declined. Then they waited too long to establish a Redbox like system. At that time Netflix only rented movies through the mail.
When online streaming began to take a foothold, the already obsolete Blockbuster exhaled its last breath.
jtjr26 (1 day ago)
The Xerox blunder by far takes the cake as the stupidest one on the list by far. They had all these brilliant engineers and tech developers but the suites in corporate had no imagination or vision. Apple has had their ups and downs but now has a market cap of over a trillion dollars and Xerox can be bought and sold out of Apple's corporate pocket change with a market cap of about 6.4 billion. That's got to hurt.
Side Effects (1 day ago)
A movie was $100? I can't say I remember this lol
Side Effects (1 day ago)
That's pretty irrelevant though because if excite bought Google they wouldn't be Google anymore therefore probably wouldn't become what they are today
ZhangtheGreat (2 days ago)
Remember when "Xerox" was a synonym for "copy"? Pepperidge Farm remembers...
IraQ Nid (2 days ago)
Xerox is mentioned from time-to-time. Like in documentaries like this one :)
Suggestion for your next video? FractInt...making fractals from a DOS command-line UI on a Windows PC.
TheRelihunter (2 days ago)
2015 Kodak is losing 200 million a year... you mean the taken over restarted Kodak professional? Kodak Allaris it's called now ! Kodak 2018 introduced film again ...
Pierre McClardy (2 days ago)
Kodak black lol
Crazycraigy (3 days ago)
Ceo got megabucks and sank the ship..
Stouffer (3 days ago)
I can't see digital cameras catching on.
Nolan 2106 (3 days ago)
My mom has the Nokia c5 with its oporating system it do not know how to use
Juan Tapia (3 days ago)
Wow so Xerox was the actual innovators. Apple just got lucky and happened to see it. Man these companies. Makes me kind of not really praise Steve anymore.
Tim Kramar (3 days ago)
Netflix still mails DVDs. I don't stream.
Darryl Schipper (4 days ago)
11:20 Whoa. That's Luba Goy from the Royal Canadian Air Farce. I totally "Googled" her name.
Perry Davis (5 days ago)
What blunders? The internet an smart phones
Jacek Piterow (5 days ago)
One more blunder by General Motors the EV1
Brian Calderon (5 days ago)
Nokia made a come back in 2018 so it still alive.
Maaz Awan (5 days ago)
12:28 the vision of what the computer of the future could be?
Jon Samuel (6 days ago)
Fuck Samsung and Apple, the old boy Nokia is back android so thats where im going. Loyalty!
jim ewok (6 days ago)
as a child, the first computer i used was a commodore pet.
Gucci Wheelchair (6 days ago)
Excite cries itself to sleep every night
. And 97$ for a VHS God damn
Jamus Khan (6 days ago)
I think Redbox destroyed Block Buster, not Netflix
WizardNumberNext (6 days ago)
I never used MeeGo, but...
I have used Maemo, which worked...
it was not best what you could expect, but it really did the job
I have been using it till late 2014 on all of my 3 N900
this was quite good device with good OS, which did integrated well with Linux on desktop
milk no sugar a peice of cake (7 days ago)
I have a Nokia 3 I used it to watch this video it's great!
NEM (7 days ago)
I had an Xerox moment!
Savai'i Mantha (8 days ago)
Now known as alphabet whattt
Radical Adventures (8 days ago)
You should of had Toys R Us in it to!
Yathish K (8 days ago)
Xerox a failure? Think again, photocopies / hard copies are still referred to as - " Hey it's a important document, I need to Xerox it ". This is the case at least in Asia Pacific region.
More than revenue generation, grabbing the mind share of a customer is everything. Yes, they lost it. However we still remember & in relevance to the function they intended to achieve.
Mohammed Shakir (8 days ago)
Apple copied Xerox and Microsoft copied Apple, So neither Apple nor Xerox benefited from graphics tech they have, its Microsoft which got rich
Infrasmell (8 days ago)
I thought Xerox was only a brand of photocopy machine. Sad.
dirk diggler (8 days ago)
I am glad blockbuster went under.
xele fonte (9 days ago)
Piracy is what really killed Blockbuster. All those freeloaders like myself were former blockbuster customers lol.
Mustbe Nuts (9 days ago)
As a Xerox employee in 1973 I think it might be a stretch to say the company "gave away" desktop computing to anyone else let alone Apple. Xerox in those days owned office products, mainly copiers, and the products that supported them (paper, ink drums and maintenance). They also were developing and selling branded Xerox mainframes and researching alternate productivity tools such as the Hoskins COBOL language generator (a processor that turned decision tables into COBOL code). Their business was split in many different directions and, as such, the least potential product was the desktop business. It would be another 15 years before desktop computing would be able to do much besides spreadsheets and word processing.
milkybar06 (9 days ago)
not enough apps for windows phones
jojoinhere (9 days ago)
Mac is still shit compare to Windows.
bjtoadkoops (9 days ago)
If excite bought google, how would we be watching this?
JASON TORRES (10 days ago)
Poor Nokia I had the N95 in 2006 had a 5 megapixel camera expandable memory, built-in MP3 player phone was just ahead of its time and had 13 more features than the iPhone when it first came out nobody knew about the Nokia n series and that's a shame that they never paired up with Android because Nokia was the boss of the bosses back in the day
barby dolly (10 days ago)
That Blockbuster CEO was really working for Netflix.
Joseph Bolton (10 days ago)
Alternate title: Sometimes Old White Men Don't Listen Because They Think They Know Everything... and Working People Usually Pay the Price.
Michael bleu (11 days ago)
there is a xerox building in my city
when i pass by it for the first time
"hey dad look its XEROX i thought it DIED"
Michael bleu (11 days ago)
when you rented some blockbuster cds 2 days before blockbuster shut down
Me: so can i keep the cds now?
M.r. Moon (11 days ago)
There used to be a Xerox business machine company retail outlet down the street from me in the 60's, 70's,
then it was bought by a competitor office supply company, now it's a dollar store.
steven gordon (12 days ago)
Gave them 20 years, the downfall started when Fuji came along.
Russell Witt (13 days ago)
I miss Blockbuster! Do you?
laquone pittman (12 days ago)
I do rip
Sum Arbor (13 days ago)
I can't believe this didn't cover East India Trading companies downfall.
AtotehZ (13 days ago)
I don't believe that Google only handles 1 Billion search results a day. That's far too few.
Erik Baran (13 days ago)
Next, do a video on the golden parachutes these guys got for running the companies into the ground.
Erik Baran (13 days ago)
I miss the video store. I know of one, but it's too far from my house.
Loudrock (14 days ago)
You can add Nike to the list soon.
Thing Nasty (14 days ago)
dat nokia alto keyboard though <3 well that apple keyboard. so beautiful
Chinie Chin Chen 陳小城 (14 days ago)
wheres the cold fusion reactor
Mark Mann (14 days ago)
General Motors went into bankruptcy and was worthless as a public company. Only to be saved by the largest government bail out in world history. GM should be on this list with WorldCom and Sears Kmart as well... GM's fall makes Blockbuster Video's failure look like, well, your old VCR, next to your primary PC or Mac.... ;-) Mark Mann M2
Wx Xr (14 days ago)
Rochester NY F-up twice in this video (Kodak and Xerox)
meaganinja1 (15 days ago)
when the this video first starts out, what is the name of the song
Doug Finlay (16 days ago)
Sad to state but there is a current disaster that is likely in the making . . . . . Ford. First, if Ford had bought Jeep instead of Chrysler, Ford would be a much healthier company today and Chrysler might well have disappeared. Then Ford committed mistake two, they sold Jaguar and Land Rover. Like Jeep, these were undeveloped brands which had plenty of room to grow--and did. Also, all three, Jeep, Jaguar and Land Rover offered a higher price point, and consequently greater profit potential. Instead, Ford is now left with only two brands--Ford and Lincoln, with the latter failing. Had Ford bought Jeep (the old AMC) and kept Jaguar and Land Rover, they would be well set for the future. Instead, they risk ever decreasing market share with almost everything being bet on trucks. The company lacks brand diversification. As a person who was a long time "Ford Fan", I find it disheartening.
Chris B (16 days ago)
What happen to the Amiga with its multitask. Bill Gate wanted it too.
Piotr Dudała (16 days ago)
Nokia's failure was not avoiding Android - but failing to save Symbian for limited number of 'classic' models and pushing with MeeGo.
Naj Rey (17 days ago)
I am SAD right now:(
10Upstate (17 days ago)
Xerox #1 at being the worst! I lived through a decade of that. Ursula hammered home the final nail in the coffin.
random terran (18 days ago)
You just need to think like a consumer.
HopperRox (18 days ago)
....then there was that time when Chevrolet after successful sales of the Chevy Nova decided to try and market it in Mexico where sales absolutely flopped. Turns out No va to the Mexicans means "No Go"!
B. LaMou (18 days ago)
As a proud resident of RotCore, I must correct you about Kodak's blunder. Their epic fail wasn't delaying the transition to digital, because they were dead before that. The patent for the Kodak Instamatic was misfiled, as a result was unacceptably close to the patent held by Polaroid. Polaroid sued Kodak, and was subsequently awarded $900 million. While Kodak filed for bankruptcy, their obligation to Polaroid remained largely intact. To pay their debt, they sold Polaroid and Canon most of their choice patents, including those for digital photography. My city went from the pride of upstate NY to something that looks suspiciously like Detroit within 20 years. Their allegiance to their workers delayed them taking advantage of NAFTA, which took our jobs to Mexico. Lawsuits and unions, coupled with greedy executives raping Kodak with golden parachutes killed what was once one of my city's largest employers. You also majorly oversimplified Xerox's fatal blunders, which are quite similar to Kodak, minus the major lawsuits part. It seems that you put tons of effort into your videos, however I have a suggestion. Read thru bankruptcy documents, which for publicly traded companies are public record. I only have the inside track on Kodak and Xerox because my metropolitan area died, and died hard, in large part because of their corporate blunders.
Maxwell Smart_086 (18 days ago)
Most CEO´s are just stupid, greedy motherfuckers - like Bill Gates (stole the invention of the mouse + scrolling from Apple), Larry Ellison, Paul Allen, Steve Jobs (our jobs are in China (Foxrun Corp.) now), Tim Cook, Richard Fuld, Bernie Madoff, the ENRON´s and so on and on....
pricey517 (18 days ago)
Dexter C (18 days ago)
I wonder what Wozniak would say about the Xerox thing
Daniel Galan (19 days ago)
That last Blockbuster is in Chicago!
greent (19 days ago)
About computers with GUI, Lisa may be first (commercial) computer with it, but it was utterly useless. First computer with GUI worth using it on home computer was Amiga. And like in case of Xerox, Amiga is wrongfully omitted from history.
Terence Rucker (19 days ago)
By the second pop-up ad, I'm out.
a man of many parts (20 days ago)
Only the USA thinks that only USA failures count.
Ratners was one of the largest jewellery chains in the UK for years. It's turnover counted in the tens of millions.
Then, at a company meeting, the founder and CEO explained how they could produce a solid sterling silver decanter and tray set.
Although he meant it as a joke, someone in the organisation recorded him saying it and leaked it to the press.
Within days the share price crashed, customers stayed away in droves to avoid the shame of buying its products.
Later another recording emerged of him stating that a pair of solid sterling silver earrings cost less than a pret a manger sandwich and would last longer.
They filed for bankruptcy shortly thereafter, all the stores closed down and all the staff went to look for other jobs.
Shawn Daley (20 days ago)
#1 & #6 still have their world headquarters in Rochester, NY. I did not know this about Xerox though! Thank you for this video!
McGregor’s Dignity (20 days ago)
So the original computers tried to get everyday people to know how to use a computer’s prompt to do everything? Maybe that would have created a world of hackers if it boomed in the market. Wow good thing.
Danyl Bekhoucha (20 days ago)
Coming next to this list with the clean energy disruption: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/biggest-oil-companies-in-the-world.html
Humberto Fernandez (21 days ago)
amazing video thanks for the info
Go D (21 days ago)
Just hearing that beautiful voice say I'm watching ColdFusionTV gives me a huge boner
Marco Maltese (21 days ago)
Why are subtitles here in german goddamnit...
dr parveen (22 days ago)
I used Nokia N8 it was wonderful I still use it today but now I m typing on Nokia 6 the android phone I was pleased to see Nokia has returned
ÇAKABEY (22 days ago)
So , apple is the biggest copy & past of all the time .
Shahar Rozenbloom (24 days ago)
Apple will use Israeli And More Tech to Up Safari 100 to 1,000 Times And will purchase compnies in a Ultra Idea And even Apps. Apple will invest even a Billion $ on that and More.
easy street (24 days ago)
I told the workers in one blockbuster they'd be looking for a job in 12 months because of blockbusters stupid rental pricing. Stupid block buster management.
Its_an_Invasion_LowInfo_Votees (24 days ago)
Too many Old Fucking Arrogant Men working at both Xeroid and Kodiak Bear i.e. Zeroid and Kodaka i.e. Zero and Tampon Kodak faces.
Old Texan (26 days ago)
I noticed some comments that America uses the Imperial system of weights and measurements. Not true. The US uses the Winchester standards, the source was the Winchester Cathedral in England. It was one of the first trading centers to standardize measurements for use in the Winchester market.. The Winchester and Imperial systems are slightly different. When British companies started building parts for American planes during WWII, the parts didn't fit American planes. The British used the Imperial system, but the aircraft drawings were in Winchester measurements.
There are several different systems of weights and measurements in use in the US. Troy, avoirdupois, apothecary, land survey, liquids, to name a few.
Generating different pounds, ounces, and I don't know what all. Bolt heads will be metric sizes with English threads. Mechanics must have two sets of tools, English and metric. Machine tools are marked in hundredths, thousandths of an inch, etc., thereby creating a metric inch. Then there are 3 different tons for large masses.
.Thomas Jefferson insisted that our money be metric. But try explaining that to an American.
But the problem is that Americans can't use the English system and can't count money, either. Just ask someone the question, "If 33 1/3 cents is the third of a dollar, what is the third of a dollar and a half? Wait for it.........someone is going to ask for the answer.
Winnie s (26 days ago)
The work force will have health issues by bending over using modern equipment such as laptop without any ergonomics equipment. I know people who are disabled for life.. yes, young people. very ad
keith roby (27 days ago)
WOW, There is no way these CEO are that fucking Stupid!! They had to have been paid off by their Competition to Destroy the company from the inside!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Steve Day (27 days ago)
Only thing I was disappointed about blockbusters going bust was their workers losing their jobs. Having said that, blockbusters caused the demise of thousands of small independent video shops in the 90's. Their own fault in the end for not progressing with technology. As for Xerox, it's called "sitting on your laurels" believed their own hype & ignored the competition
Michael Hinck (27 days ago)
Excellent video ❤
Steven Attanasso (28 days ago)
Dude , learn how to speak ENGLISH .......
Wade Higgins (28 days ago)
Now Nokia has android...smh
Mark M (28 days ago)
Xerox blew it!
marc morales (28 days ago)
the last blockbuster in USA is at Oregon at bend
BanielDrown (29 days ago)
Your voice man... Talk NATURALLY. Don't put on a silly voice!
SeAnnY (29 days ago)
You know what did they started 401k
Paulo Martins (1 month ago)
Nokia fan here, watching this on my Android 8.1 powered Nokia 8.
Rosie Cheeks (1 month ago)
I wish i could walk in a video store again and pick a movie out 😞
Mike Truculent (1 month ago)
MR TRUCULENT SAYS !!!! The reason why the USA mucked up with the imperial system and metric, is because the US use a different Imperial system to the BRITISH. The US has always had a decimal money unlike the UK. When MR TRUCULENT went to school he learnt the British imperial system, then it changed to metric, now it is called SI units. So pressure was in PSI (pounds per square inch, then it changed to metric mm, Then to SI units what all scientists used hectopascals . The US pint is only 16 fluid OZ, where the UK is 20 FL/OZ. A hundred weight in the UK is 112/LBS in the US it is 100/lbs. So a bag of coal in the US is 45Kgs. In the UK it is nearly 50 kgs. The only thing in common is the US & the UK is miles. and Fahrenheit and Mr Fahrenheit is a German . I am sorry to say but you Americans are Dyslexic using Mr Webster's Lexicon, and also Dyscalculia. No wonder you smashed up a space landing craft.