Death by year
☠ Google dead products in 2010
Google Gears

Google Gears

open source utility software

2007 - 2010

why dead?

The Gears team at Google announced that the development of Google Gears had stopped, as they are working on bringing all of the Gears capabilities into web standards.

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GOOG-411

GOOG-411

local directory assistance

2007 - 2010

why dead?

“The service has served its purpose in helping the company develop other, more sophisticated voice-powered technologies.” – Google

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SearchWiki

SearchWiki

annotate search results

2008 - 2010

why dead?

Google Stars replaced SearchWiki. Users no longer have the option to annotate or re-order search results.

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