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Google Site Search

Google Site Search

Search Feature

2008 - 2018

why dead?

Google discontinued Google Site Search, a product it has sold to web publishers that wanted to apply the industry’s leading search technology to their own sites. It was part of the spring clean up.

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Google Tango

Google Tango

AR Platform

2014 - 2017

why dead?

Tango was an augmented reality computing platform, developed and authored by the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP), a skunkworks division of Google. it was discontinued in favor of ARCore.

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Google Spaces

Google Spaces

app for group discussions

2016 - 2017

why dead?

Google’s traditional Spring cleaning — and with it maybe the company is showing it can be a little more focused on its messaging strategy.

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Google Portfolios

Google Portfolios

Finance Tracker

2006 - 2017

why dead?

Portfolio was a feature for Google Finance. On September 22, 2017, Google confirmed that the website was under renovation and that portfolio features would not be available after mid-November 2017.

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Trendalyzer

Trendalyzer

Data Trend Viewing Platform

2007 - 2017

why dead?

Trendalyzer is an information visualization software for animation of statistics that was initially developed by Hans Rosling’s Gapminder Foundation in Sweden. In March 2007 it was acquired by Google Inc. It was shutdown in 2017.

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Google Code

Google Code

project hosting service

2006-2016

why dead?

Google Code offered a free collaborative development environment for open source projects. Projects hosted on Google Code remain available in the Google Code Archive.

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Picasa

Picasa

online photo-sharing tool

2002 - 2016

why dead?

Google stated that the primary reason for retiring Picasa was that it wanted to focus its efforts “entirely on a single photos service” the cross-platform, web-based Google Photos.

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Hangouts on Air

Hangouts on Air

Live Streaming

2012 - 2016

why dead?

Google replaced Hangouts on Air with YouTube Live, which gradually became available to more and more users.

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Google Swiffy

Google Swiffy

SWF Converter

2011 - 2016

why dead?

Google Swiffy was a web-based tool developed by Google that converted SWF files to HTML5. As part of transition of display ads to HTML5, Google shutdown Swiffy Flash.

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Google Showtimes

Google Showtimes

Movie showtime search engine

2005 - 2016

why dead?

“Google Showtimes was discontinued on 1 November 2016. You can now discover show times on the search results page by searching for the name of the movie that you want to see or try searching for the word ‘movies’ to discover what’s in cinemas.”

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Google Now

Google Now

Personal Assistant

2012 - 2016

why dead?

Google Now was a feature of Google Search of the Google app for Android and iOS. Google gradually phased out reference to “Google Now” in the Google app, largely removing remaining use of “Now” in October 2016, including replacing Now cards with Feed.

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Google Compare

Google Compare

Comparison-shopping site

2015 - 2016

why dead?

Google said the service didn’t meet its expectations and that the company will now focus on AdWords and future innovations. Google Compare allowed shoppers to view multiple offers from auto insurers, mortgage lenders and credit card companies.

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