Thursday, November 24, 2011

Google Kills Off Seven More Products, Including Wave | LinkedIn

Google kills off seven more products including Wave
Sign outside of Google's headquarters
Google develops many products, not all of which are hits with the public

Google has announced that it is dropping seven more products in an effort to simplify its range of services.

The out-of-season "spring clean" brings an end to services including Google Wave, Knol and Google Gears.

It is the third time that the US firm has announced a cull of several of its products at the same time after they had failed to take off.

Wave goodbye

The seven latest products earmarked for the chop are as follows:

  • Google Wave - an attempt to combine email and instant messaging for real-time collaboration
  • Google Bookmarks List - a service which allowed users to share bookmarks with friends
  • Google Friends Connect - allowed webmasters to add social features to their sites by embedding a snippet of code
  • Google Gears - much-hyped effort to maintain web browser functionality when working offline
  • Google Search Timeline - a graph of historical query results
  • Knol - a Wikipedia-style project, which aimed to improve web content
  • Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal - a project which aimed to find ways to improve solar power

Do you know the next products that you can wave Goodbye? Google Offers? Google Music? Google + ?

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