Death by year
☠ Google dead products in 2011
⏳ Product Lifespan 😓Near Death
Google Fast Flip

Google Fast Flip

online news aggregator

2009 - 2011

why dead?

Google did not specify any reason to discontinue it.

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Sidewiki

Sidewiki

web annotation tool

2009 - 2011

why dead?

In September 2011, Google announced it would discontinue a number of its products, including Google Sidewiki through their ”second spring cleanup”

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Google Desktop

Google Desktop

desktop search app

2004 - 2011

why dead?

“People now have instant access to their data, whether online or offline. As this was the goal of Google Desktop, the product will be discontinued”

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Google Labs

Google Labs

google's playground

2006 - 2011

why dead?

In July 2011, Google announced that it was discontinuing Google Labs. Many of the experiments have been discontinued although a few have moved to the main search pages.

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Google Dictionary

Google Dictionary

web-based dictionary

2010 - 2011

why dead?

Google closed down Dictionary service with a message: “Google Dictionary is no longer available. You can use Google web search to find definitions or Google Translate for your translation needs.”

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Aardvark

Aardvark

social search service

2008 - 2011

why dead?

Another victim of Google’s ‘spring cleanup’.

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Google Notebook

Google Notebook

online note taking app

2006 - 2011

why dead?

In September 2011, Google announced it would discontinue a number of its products, including Google Notebook through their ”second spring cleanup”.

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Google Buzz

Google Buzz

Social networking service

2010 - 2011

why dead?

Google announced that it would discontinue the service and that the existing content would be available in read-only mode. Buzz was superseded by Google+

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Google Squared

Google Squared

Info Extraction

2009 - 2011

why dead?

Google Squared was an information extraction and relationship extraction product from Google. As part of the phasing out of Google Labs, Google Squared was shut down on September 5, 2011.

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Slide.com

Slide.com

Social networking site

2010 - 2011

why dead?

Google didn’t offer a concrete explanation for the decision, though Slide had been acting as a largely autonomous and peripheral branch, and was never fully integrated into the company’s larger social team.

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Fflick

Fflick

Review Site

2011

why dead?

fflick was a website devoted to reviews, information, and news of films based on information collected on Twitter the microblogging and social media service. It was acquired by Google during January, 2011. After this the service was discontinued.

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Google Rebang

Google Rebang

Search Trend Site

2007 - 2011

why dead?

Google Rebang was a search trend site, similar to Google Zeitgeist. As of 2010, part of Google Labs. It was discontinued with along with Google Labs.

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