Death by year
⏳ Product Lifespan 😓Near Death
Google Apps (Free)

Google Apps (Free)

Web-based Suite

2006 - 2012

why dead?

Free version of Google Apps was discontinued. “Individuals wishing to use Google’s web apps like Gmail and Google Drive should create a free personal Google Account, which provides a seamless experience across all of our web services on any device”

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Google Gears

Google Gears

open source utility software

2007 - 2010

why dead?

The Gears team at Google announced that the development of Google Gears had stopped, as they are working on bringing all of the Gears capabilities into web standards.

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GOOG-411

GOOG-411

local directory assistance

2007 - 2010

why dead?

“The service has served its purpose in helping the company develop other, more sophisticated voice-powered technologies.” – Google

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SearchWiki

SearchWiki

annotate search results

2008 - 2010

why dead?

Google Stars replaced SearchWiki. Users no longer have the option to annotate or re-order search results.

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Marratech e-Meeting

Marratech e-Meeting

Web conferencing App

2007 - 2010

why dead?

A web conferencing software, used internally by Google’s employees. Discontinued on February 19. No reason provided.

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Living Stories

Living Stories

News Aggregator

2009 - 2010

why dead?

Google collaborated with The New York Times and The Washington Post for presenting news.

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Google Base

Google Base

Submission Database

2005 - 2010

why dead?

submission database that enabled content owners to submit content, have it hosted and made searchable. Information was organized using attributes. Discontinued on December 17, replaced with Google Shopping APIs.

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Ride Finder

Ride Finder

ride sharing service

2007 - 2009

why dead?

Way before Uber, Google Ride Finder offered a geolocated service to find a car: taxi, carpool or shuttle in 14 cities of the United States. It closed in 2009.

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Audio Ads

Audio Ads

advertising via audio

2007 - 2009

why dead?

Launched from 2007 to 2009, Audio Ads was a radio advertising module only operated in the United States.

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Shared Stuff

Shared Stuff

Bookmarking system

2007 - 2009

why dead?

web page sharing system, pages could be shared through third party applications such as Delicious or Facebook. Discontinued on March 30.

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On2 Flix Cloud

On2 Flix Cloud

Video Encoding Service

2008 - 2009

why dead?

Acquired and killed off.

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Mashup Editor

Mashup Editor

Code Editor

2007 - 2009

why dead?

web mashup creation with publishing, syntax highlighting, debugging. Discontinued in July; migrated to Google App Engine.

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