7 Failed Google Product

We all know Google is one of the leading search engines in the universe. Besides search engine service, Google has provided some more products. But several of those products was closed by google for many reasons. This article is about 7 Failed Google's Product.
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#1: Google helpouts

Google helpouts was a service which allows a user to get live help from an expert through video chat. This service provided video help on music, computer, cooking, education, fashion, health, etc. But if anyone wants to get help, they must pay Google for this.

launch: google helpouts was launched in November 2013



Close: On 13 February 2015, google declare that the google helpouts service will terminate on 20 April 2015.

Reason for close: google helpouts was paid service. But this kind of service is now available on Youtube. The people are no more interested in this service.

#2: Google glass

Google Glass is a glass with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD). Google Glass is one of a kind wearable computer. Android is the operating system in google glass. Dual-core processor, two GB of RAM, 16 GB storage, 5 MP camera, and 720p video player, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro USB were included in it. 
 
launch: 15 May 2014 in the USA
 
Close:
15 January 2015
 
Reason for close:
Google says, they will improve google glass and re-sell this product in the future.


#3: Google wave

Google wave was known as apache wave. Google Wave is a web-based platform and communication protocol designed to make a combination of mail service, social media, and so on.

launch: First released in September 2009 only for the developer.
The final release on 19 May 2010 for general use. 
Closed: Closed in April 2012
 

Reason for close: Due to fewer users, google wave come to an end.


#4: Google Knol

Google Knol was like Wikipedia. It was started with limited users with limited articles. Most of the articles were about health and treatment. Google knol mostly founded to compete with Wikipedia.

launch: 23 July 2008
 

Close: 30 April 2012
Reason for close:
Google knol as terminated to construct "Annotum" which is WordPress based open-source platform that allows you to continue authoring and publishing scholarly articles.


  

#5: Google Orkut

Google Orkut was a social media like Facebook, Twitter, or google plus. The user can communicate with there new and old friends through Orkut. It was named by the father of Orkut. His name is Orkut Buyukokatena, who was an employee of Google.
 
launch: 24 January 2004

Close:
30 September 2014

Reason for close:
  Unknown



#6: Google Buzz

Google Buzz was integrated with the google account which is like social media. By using Google Buzz, people can communicate, chat, messaging, and share link. Google Buzz was funded to compete on twitter and Facebook. 
 
launch: 9 February 2010

Close:
15 December 2011

Reason for close:
Google Buzz turns into google plus


   

#7: Google Reader

Software engineer Chris Wetherell began a project he called "JavaCollect" that served as a news portal based on web feeds. After working at Google he began a similar project with a small team that launched an improved product on October 7, 2005, like Google Reader. Google Reader was like today's Reddit.
 

launch: 7 October 2005

Close:
1 July 2013
Reason for close:
The Google Reader is closed due to the erosion of the user.



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