Death by year
☠ Google dead products in 2013
⏳ Product Lifespan 😓Near Death
Building Maker

Building Maker

3d buildings maker

2009 - 2013

why dead?

On 13 March 2013 Google announced that the Building Maker application would be retired on 1 June 2013; the cancellation became effective on 4 June.

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Google Latitude

Google Latitude

social location service

2009 - 2013

why dead?

It was discontinued on August 9, 2013. After the feature moved to Google+ in between, Google incorporated Latitude’s location sharing feature into Google Maps

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Google Checkout

Google Checkout

payment processing service

2006 - 2013

why dead?

It was discontinued on November 20, 2013 and the service moved to Google Wallet.

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iGoogle

iGoogle

personalised home page

2005 - 2013

why dead?

Google announced that, it would retire iGoogle due to “the unforeseen evolution of web and mobile apps and the erosion of the need for the site.”

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Google Reader

Google Reader

RSS/Atom feed aggregator

2005 - 2013

why dead?

Google announced they were discontinuing Google Reader, stating the product had a loyal but declining following, and they wanted to focus on fewer products.

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Google Currents

Google Currents

social magazine app

2011 - 2013

why dead?

Google Currents is a discontinued social magazine app released by Google on December 8, 2011. It was replaced by Google Play Newsstand and is no longer available for download.

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Cloud Connect

Cloud Connect

Plugin

2011 - 2013

why dead?

Microsoft Office plugin for automatically backing up Office documents upon saving onto Google Docs. Discontinued on April 30, in favor of Google Drive.

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Meebo

Meebo

Social networking site

2012 - 2013

why dead?

A social networking website discontinued on June 6, 2013. Google acquired Meebo to merge the company’s staff with the Google+ developers team.

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Nexus Q

Nexus Q

digital media player

2012 - 2013

why dead?

After complaints about a lack of features for the price, the Nexus Q was shelved indefinitely; Google said it needed time to make the product “even better”.

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