If you opened the business pages during the early part of the 21st century, one was met with continuous good tidings related to the tech industry. Giants like Electronic Arts and IBM, as well as burgeoning startups like TaskRabbit and Lytro, gave investors and starry-eyed entrepreneurs high hopes for making big profits.
However, 2012 numbers were depressed for a number of otherwise outstanding tech giants. Moreover, startups like TaskRabbit, following the service trends of other tech brands in infancy, experienced low numbers and layoffs. 2013 numbers are not any better as layoffs and downsizing continue for a number of large and small tech brands.