Google to shutter Latitude on August 9 to focus on Google+

By Shawn Knight
Jul 10, 2013
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  1. Google recently announced plans to shutter Google Latitude on August 9. The decision comes as the search giant updates its mapping experiences across Android and iOS devices and will help strengthen check-in and location-sharing features on Google+.

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  2. coppersloane

    coppersloane TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    Why did Google pump out all these applications if they weren't sure they were worth it? I've been reluctant to become reliant on any of their products because of their tendency to just up and hit the proverbial CLOSE button. What a joke.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Eh, Google + is trash. Except it Google.
  4. Natashacole

    Natashacole TS Rookie

  5. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Google+ has more active users than Twitter...
  6. *accept
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  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    No, Facebook is trash. It's just unfortunate that it has such a large following. :(
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  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    FB is garbage also. Google + is fine, but it just doesnt level up to the content on Twitter.
  9. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    All of the apps that were shutdown were pre-Schmidt. Back then they were pumping out applications like crazy, without thinking of the profitable long term. Schmidt took over and started killing all the fat, he is a business man, now he is making sure that all applications "can" generate some sort of revenue (directly or indirectly)

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