Computer Slang. a product, especially software, that is promoted or marketed while it is still in development and that may never be produced.
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How to use vaporware in a sentence
Indeed, some of the stations may wind up as nothing more than vaporware, finding themselves shelved before they’re built if the market doesn’t develop or the manufacturing price climbs too high.
While reporting for this guide, more than one blockchain expert warned me of people pitching vaporware and selling false promises to an extent that I’ve never seen before.Digiday Guide: How publishers and marketers can use the blockchain in their businesses | Kayleigh Barber | October 26, 2021 | Digiday
It’s about building a holistic ecosystem and not just building vaporware.Tower 28 Announces Winner Of The Clean Beauty Summer School Program | Hope Wright | September 17, 2020 | Essence.com
A tentative departure for 7:40 a.m. was put up—but that was clearly vaporware.Eleven Years After 9/11, Flying Is Safe, Routine, and Annoying | Daniel Gross | September 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST