Best of 2009: Most interesting exits; foot-in-mouth moments

In 2009, some companies adhered to the philosophy ‘if you can’t beat ‘em, leave the market’:

The biggest foot-in-mouth moments after the break

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  • Verizon Hub Halt. Verizon Wireless was pretty proud of its $200 broadband-enabled wireless/wireline hybrid; right up until it ceased making it.
  • T-Mobile losing all its Sidekick customer data. One of the year’s biggest disasters in cloud computing?
  • Verizon and AT&T, on separate occasions, floating the imminent arrival of metered pricing their customers, especially vocal ones like bloggers and influence peddlers, are going to fight this tooth and nail.

Coming on Monday: The most overhyped technologies

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