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Not all tech products succeed once on the market, and some are killed off with little warning. Flashback looks back at failed tech products to see what we can learn by studying their demises. Hosted by Stephen Hackett and Quinn Nelson.
18 Jun 2020 • 47 mins
The smartwatch movement didn't start with Apple or Google, but a little company named Pebble. Through a series of hugely successful Kickstarters, the company put out several well-reviewed products before being steamrolled by the platform-makers. Links and Show Notes: Flashback #5: Three Failed Game Consoles - Relay FM Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android by Pebble Technology — Kickstarter inPulse Smartwatch for BlackBerry Smartphones Gets Official; Now Available for Pre-Order! | CrackBerry InPulse Blackberry Wristwatch Makes Crackberry Even More Addictive | WIRED Casio Men's DBC30-1 Databank Digital Watch — Tools and Toys Pebble smartwatch review - The Verge The Pebble: Is the Time Right for a Smartwatch? – 512 Pixels Pebble Steel review: business class - The Verge Pebble 2 review: An affordable smartwatch with a fitness bent | Engadget Pebble Core isn't your average wearable Fitbit formally announces that it is buying smartwatch maker Pebble - The Verge Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion - The Verge The Inside Story Behind Pebble’s Demise | WIRED Pebble went from Kickstarter to being worth $740 million to being bought by Fitbit (FIT) for $40 million — Quartz How Pebble smartwatches are getting a second life - The Verge Rebble with a Cause: How Pebble Watches Were Granted an Amazing Afterlife - iFixit