Death by year
โ˜  Google dead products in 2008
โณ Product Lifespan ๐Ÿ˜“Near Death
Web Accelerator

Web Accelerator

web page speed tool

2005 - 2008

why dead?

Google Web Accelerator is no longer available for, or supported by, Google as of January 20, 2008.

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Page Creator

Page Creator

website creation service

2008 - 2009

why dead?

In 2008, Google announced that it would not accept new sign-ups to Page Creator, instead encouraging users to use Google Sites. The service had been shut down in 2009.

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Lively

Lively

web-based virtual world

2008 - 2008

why dead?

A post on the Google Blog explains the decision: “we want to ensure that we prioritize our resources and focus more on our core search, ads and apps business.”

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Send to Phone

Send to Phone

Browser Addon

2006 - 2008

why dead?

Discontinued on August 28 2008, replaced by Google Chrome to Phone.

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Web Accelerator

Web Accelerator

Page speed app

2005 - 2008

why dead?

It increased load speed of web pages. No longer available for, or supported by, Google as of January 20, 2008.

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Browser Sync

Browser Sync

Browser Extension

2006 - 2008

why dead?

Google Browser Sync was a Mozilla Firefox extension released as freeware from Google. Google Browser Sync technology was integrated into Google Chrome

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Hello

Hello

Photosharing Desktop App

2002 - 2008

why dead?

Hello by Google’s Picasa was a free computer program that allowed users to send images across the Internet and publish them to their blogs. Redundancy is what killed Hello.

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SearchMash

SearchMash

Experimental Feature

2006 - 2008

why dead?

SearchMash wasn’t meant to attract a mass of users, but rather for Google to play around with meta-search features. Firefox extension released as freeware from Google.

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