Death by year
☠ Google dead products in 2012
Sparrow

Sparrow

email client for mac

2011 - 2012

why dead?

Google killed sparrow in favour of Google Inbox.

read more...
Code Search

Code Search

code search engine

2006 - 2012

why dead?

Google announced that Code Search was to be shut down along with the Code Search API. The service remained online until March 2013,and it now returns a 404.

read more...
Urchin

Urchin

web analytics program

2005 - 2012

why dead?

Urchin Software product has been completely overshadowed by its tremendously popular offspring (Google Analytics)

read more...
Google Jaiku

Google Jaiku

micro-blogging service

2007 - 2012

why dead?

Google Jaiku was shut down as the company wanted to focus on Google+ and also Jaiku didn’t manage enough traction.

read more...
Picnik

Picnik

online photo editing

2010 - 2012

why dead?

It was discontinued and an app with the same tools was added to Google+. It is called as the Creative Kit.

read more...
Knol

Knol

user-written reference site

2008 - 2012

why dead?

Google phased out Knol in favour of Annotum. The project was closed on April 30, 2012, and all content was deleted by October 1, 2012.

read more...
Google Health

Google Health

personal health record

2008 - 2012

why dead?

Google stated that they were discontinuing Google Health because it did not have as broad impact as had been expected.

read more...
Google Video

Google Video

video hosting service

2005 - 2012

why dead?

The video hosting service was ultimately shut down on August 20, 2012 and the remaining Google Video content was automatically migrated to YouTube.

read more...
Google Wave

Google Wave

real-time collab app

2010 - 2012

why dead?

Google Wave was discontinued because there just weren’t enough active users. The IP was later transferred to Apache when the development was discontinued.

read more...

Get notified