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Google Nexus Q
The Nexus Q was Google's ball of media streaming goodness that not only flopped, but also cataclysmically failed on a level not seen by the search giant before. On sale for a month at $299, Google pulled the media streamer from sale "to make it even better," not before refunding those who initially bought the product.
Many hypothesized as to what happened with the ill-fated ball of media goodness, but many pegged it down to the price tag. The Apple TV, by comparison, is only $99. Google may have had the title of building the device in the U.S., but the costs were so high that those who could afford it bought it, but it cut out a huge segment of the market.
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