Think 2017 was rough? Try putting yourself in the shoes of people who spent their energy and fortunes building products and companies, only to see them fall by the wayside this year. BuzzFeed rounds up failed products and startups of 2017, including a $700 juicer and an early internet communication service used by millions:
- Yik Yak: Once a hot social platform with a $70 million investment, Yik Yak was shut down in May following poor engagement.
- Hello: Despite $40 million in funding, Hello's Sense sleep-tracking device couldn’t overcome poor sales and mediocre reviews in 2017.
- Jawbone: After 18 years in business and a valuation that once hit $3 billion, the Fitbit rival liquidated its assets this year.More From Newser
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