Top tech flops

Exploding toilets and a startup that actually called itself VaporTech. When 400 surfers are dumb enough to click on an ad offering to infect their PCs, what's left for us to do?

Kidding. We kid. That's what friends do, right?
As thousands of eBay's biggest sellers gather in Boston for a convention sponsored by the auction site, Google invites them to a party promoting Google Checkout, a payment system that competes with eBay's PayPal. In response eBay, the single largest buyer of search ads on Google, "tests" a shift of its marketing dollars, pulling all its U.S. ads from the search engine for more than a week. Google cancels its party.
Last updated December 20 2007: 10:06 AM ET

High-tech toilets

Electronic voting machines

Cartoon Network


John Mackey

The European Union


Research in Motion

John Griffin


Sony Part 2

Verizon Wireless


365 Main

One Laptop Per Child



The complete 101 See the full list, featuring the very best of the very worst moments this year. (more)
Bosses behaving badly The mind-boggling mishaps that took place in the executive - and hotel - suite. (more)
Sex, drugs & celebrities When it comes to crossing the line, bold-faced names rarely disappoint. (more)