Starting out on a high, the financial problems didnt take long to surface. Meanwhile, the 2000s brought us Wikipedia, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, while Google began its quest to take over the world. Apples iPod and iPhone swept the market, and breathed new life into the Apple brand. But who can forget the financial crises, fraud and incompetence that made headlines throughout the decade? Life savings and homes lost, companies failing and government bailouts became the reality in the 2000s.