Death by year
☠ Google dead products in 2014
⏳ Product Lifespan 😓Near Death
Orkut

Orkut

social networking website

2004 - 2014

why dead?

Over the past decade, growth of Facebook, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have outpaced Orkut’s. Google decided to bid Orkut farewell and shut it down.

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Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers

Knowledge Market

2007 - 2014

why dead?

Google Questions and answers was a free knowledge market offered by Google that allowed users to collaboratively find good answers, through the web, to their questions. It was shutdown with no reason cited.

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Google WiFi

Google WiFi

Municipal wireless network

2006 - 2014

why dead?

The initial service was shut down by Google on May 3, 2014 at their Mountain View base, and provided a new public outdoor WiFi.

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Google Schemer

Google Schemer

Discovery Tool

2011 - 2014

why dead?

Google Schemer social search to find local activities. On 10 January 2014, Google announced that Schemer was closing down, with all data scheduled to be deleted on 7 February 2014.

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SlickLogin

SlickLogin

sound-based password system

2013 - 2014

why dead?

SlickLogin was an Israeli start-up company that develops sound-based password alternatives. The company’s goal was to enable end users to log in easily to password-protected websites by using a uniquely generated sound. Reasom: Acquired and killed.

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BufferBox

BufferBox

Logistics

2012 - 2014

why dead?

Google advised at the time of the acquisition, that they planned on keeping the BufferBox brand active for the foreseeable future. However, on February 21, 2014 Google announced that it was closing down BufferBox.

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Bump!

Bump!

a files-sharing app

2009 - 2014

why dead?

Bump Technologies shut down the service and discontinued the app on January 31, 2014, after being acquired by Google for Google Photos and Android Camera.

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Quickoffice

Quickoffice

free productivity suite

2013 - 2014

why dead?

“With the integration of Quickoffice into the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps, the Quickoffice app will be unpublished from Google Play and the App Store in the coming weeks,”

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Google TV

Google TV

android smart tv platform

2010 - 2014

why dead?

Google TV was succeeded in June 2014 by Android TV, a newer platform which shares closer ties with the Android platform.

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Youtube My Speed

Youtube My Speed

Speed Tester

???? - 2014

why dead?

Discontinued in January 2014, replaced by Google Video Quality Report.

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Chrome Frame

Chrome Frame

Browser Plugin

2009 - 2014

why dead?

“The usage of legacy browsers is declining significantly and newer browsers stay up to date automatically, which means the leading edge has become mainstream. Given these factors we’ve decided to retire Chrome Frame”

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WildFire Interactive

WildFire Interactive

Social Marketing

2012 - 2014

why dead?

Wildfire, was a social marketing application that enabled businesses to create, optimize and measure their presence on social networks. In 2014, Wildfire announced it would be integrated into Google’s general adtech platform DoubleClick.

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