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If you were to read the headlines about big technology company launches over the last few years, things might look pretty bleak. There have been a lot of epic failures.

Apple’s Watch, the Amazon’s Kindle Fire phone, Google’s repeated forays into social, Facebook’s Home, Paper, and Indian Free Basics initiative—they are all recent examples of projects that big smart companies launched with great anticipation, fanfare and senior-level commitment, only to see them fail.

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Companies like Twitter and Yahoo just haven't really produced any epic fails recently, which should give everyone pause.