Mistakes in Tech That Inspired Bigger, Better Things

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They say that you never learn if you don’t make mistakes, but when these mistakes cost your business millions (and sometimes billions) of dollars, it’s understandable that those involved would sometimes fail to see the silver lining.

The below gallery contains a selection of failed business acquisitions, egregious errors and unfortunate missteps that, in one way or another, actually made the industry as a whole grow stronger, even if it lost some big organizations huge amounts of money along the way.

Here are the most infamous mistakes in tech that inspired bigger, better things.