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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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Pie.co

Pie.co

Group work chat

2013 - 2016

why dead?

Google Acqui-Hired and shut down work chat startup Pie to build engineering team.

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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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Nexus Player

Nexus Player

digital media player

2014 - 2016

why dead?

The Nexus Player was Google’s early attempt to introduce the world to Android on the big screen. Reason cited was low sale.

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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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Google Maps Engine

Google Maps Engine

Online Map Creator

2013 - 2016

why dead?

Google Maps Engine was a service for storing geographic data and then layering that data on top of the Google base map. “Google Maps Engine has been discontinued. We want to thank all our loyal Google Maps Engine customers.” – Maps Teams

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Google Compare

Google Compare

comparison-shopping site

2015 - 2016

why dead?

Google Compare was comparison-shopping site for auto insurance, credit cards and mortgages. Google said the service didn’t meet its expectations and that the company will now focus on AdWords and future innovations, the paper reported citing the email.

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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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Revolv

Revolv

home automation

2012 - 2016

why dead?

Nest acquired the hub service Revolv but did not continue its product line.

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Google Nexus

Google Nexus

a fleet of devices

2010 - 2016

why dead?

The Google Nexus series was discontinued and replaced by the Pixel Brand.

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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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Helpouts by Google

Helpouts by Google

online collaboration service

2013 - 2015

why dead?

On April 20, 2015, Google officially shut down Helpouts stating that the service hadn’t, “grown at the pace we had expected.”

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