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⏳ Product Lifespan 😓Near Death
Songza

Songza

Online Music Streaming

2014 - 2016

why dead?

Songza was a free music streaming and recommendation service for Internet users in the US and Canada. On December 2, 2015, Google announced Songza would merge into Google Play Music.

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Google Moderator

Google Moderator

Issue tracking system

2008 - 2015

why dead?

Google Moderator was shut down on 2015 because the usage did not match Google’s expectations. The site remained available as read-only until August 15, 2015, at which time it closed completely.

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Google Catalogs

Google Catalogs

shopping app for tablets

2011 - 2015

why dead?

Google catalogs officially shut down on August 4, 2015. The announcement comes a little less than two years after the mobile app was retired. No reason was given.

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GDrive Hosting

GDrive Hosting

Web Hosting

2012 - 2015

why dead?

Beginning in 2012, Google Drive could be used to host static websites. “After careful consideration, we have decided to discontinue this feature and focus on our core user experience.” – a Googler

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BebaPay

BebaPay

E-Ticketing Platform

2013 - 2015

why dead?

The service failed mainly due to the failure by the government to disallow the use of cash for bus fare payments as was previously announced and stiff competition from other cashless solutions.

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Flu Trends

Flu Trends

Data Aggregator

2008 - 2015

why dead?

Google Flu Trends (GFT) was a web service operated by Google. It provided estimates of influenza activity for more than 25 countries. It is now no longer publishing current estimates. Historical estimates are still available for download.

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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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