Death by year
☠ Google dead products in 2012
⏳ Product Lifespan 😓Near Death
Friend Connect

Friend Connect

Social networking site

2008 - 2012

why dead?

Google Friend Connect added social features to websites. Discontinued on March 1, replaced by Google+’s pages and off-site Page badges.

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Google Mini

Google Mini

low cost indexing device

2007 - 2012

why dead?

The Google Mini was a smaller and lower-cost solution that occupied 1U of rack space for small and SME businesses to set up a search engine that allowed them to index and search up to 300,000 documents. It was discontinued with no reason cited.

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Insights for Search

Insights for Search

Statistic Tool

2008 - 2012

why dead?

Insights into Google search term usage. Discontinued September 27, merged in Google Trends.

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Website Optimizer

Website Optimizer

Website Optimization Tool

2010 - 2012

why dead?

On 1 June 2012, Google announced that GWO as a separate product would be retired as of 1 August 2012, and its functionality would be integrated into Google Analytics.

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Google Tv Ads

Google Tv Ads

Advertising

2007 - 2012

why dead?

“Video is increasingly going digital and users are now watching across numerous devices. So we’ve made the hard decision to close our TV Ads product over the next few months and move the team to other areas at Google.”

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