Archive of the Best and Worst of 2009 Category

Best of 2009: ‘Deals’ that came back to haunt their deal-makers

You can bet these companies have their fair share of regrets:

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Best of 2009: The year’s top scapegoats

The companies and individuals who bore the brunt of criticism in 2009 were:

  • Most unfair scapegoat: U.S. telcos as anti-net-neutrality invaders or privacy and unfair business practitioners
  • Google, which is destroying multiple industries so that they can be rebuilt for the digital age.

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Best of 2009: This year will be most remembered as…

This year will be most remembered as:

  • The year we all survived well at least mostly.
  • Everyone opened an app store. Applications continued the insane momentum they started last year, but this year, no one was satisfied with just an app. Every handset maker, carrier, operating system and third-party wanted to own the storefront to shop them.

Keep reading to see the rest of our responses,as well asthe best from our readers… more

The Best and Worst of 2009 - Survey

There was no shortage of events, trends, new products and services to remember in 2009 - even some that we’d like to forget. But as 2009 comes to a close, we’d like your opinions on the year past. What were the top technology trends? What was the most unexpected event or most game-changing product? We know our readershave opinions, and we’d like to hear them.

Connected Planet and Telephony Online readers, please take a moment to fill out our survey on the good, the bad and the ugly in telecom for 2009. The first 100 respondents will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 American Express gift certificate.

Take our short survey here: Best & Worst of 2009

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