Dumbest Moments in Business

The biggest blunders of 2012.

Google sells worthless glowing ball

dumbest moments 2012 google nexus q

The Nexus Q looked wicked cool, but it turned out to be an expensive piece of junk.

After a year of hype, Google finally put its made-in-the-USA streaming music and video glowing ball thingamajig on sale for $300. It worked great -- as long as you also had an Android phone, uploaded all of your music onto Google's music service, and only wanted to watch YouTube videos.

After receiving horrible reviews, Google gave up on selling its creation. It sent those who had pre-ordered the device their very own free Nexus Q, then cancelled production. -- David Goldman

- Last updated December 19 2012 05:01 PM ET

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