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 Products.


#1: Google helpouts

Google helpouts was a service that 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 February 13, 2015, google declared that the google helpouts service would terminate on April 20, 2015.
Reason for close: google helpouts was a 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 a kind of wearable computer. Android is the operating system in google glass. It included a dual-core processor, two GB of RAM, 16 GB storage, 5 MP camera, and 720p video player, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and micro-USB 
launch: May 15, 2014, in the USA
Close: January 15, 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, etc.
Launch: First released in September 2009 only for the developer.
The final release was on May 19, 2010, for general use. 
Closed: Closed in April 2012
Reason for close: Due to fewer users, the google wave has ended.

#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 was founded chiefly to compete with Wikipedia.
launch: 23 July 2008
Close: 30 April 2012
Reason for close: Google knol as terminated to construct "Annotum," a 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 their 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, like social media. People can communicate, chat, message, and share links by using Google Buzz. Google Buzz was funded to compete on Twitter and Facebook.  
launch: February 9, 2010
Close: December 15, 2011
Reason for close: Google Buzz turns into google plus


#7: Google Reader

Software engineer Chris Wetherell began a project called "Java Collect" that served as a news portal based on web feeds. After working at Google, he started 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: October 7, 2005

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


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