Google shuts down 10 more services in fall spring-clean

By Jos · 18 replies
Sep 5, 2011
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  1. Google's Chief Executive Larry Page is continuing his efforts to streamline the company's operations by axing another 10 of their less successful ventures. Since his appointment in January, Page has…

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,738   +3,706

    Sounds of good business to me. :)

    Who wants to drag a dead dog?
  3. I just hope they will try new things in the future, even if they eventually don't pan out.
    "Nothing ventured, nothing gained".
  4. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    I've never even heard of half of these, lol.
  5. Neil010

    Neil010 TS Rookie Posts: 53

    Google Inc. really inspires me! They think BIG. They do BIG.
  6. Google really needs to make it easier to find their services. I would have used a lot of them if I'd known they existed, and I'm sure a lot of other people would have too.
  7. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    No!!! Not Google Desktop!!!
  8. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117


    Click on more in the black bar at the top of the page, and then select even more and it will come up with the products. Or if your feeling super lazy click here.
  9. You should arrange your text better. For a while I thought they were shutting down Google Maps.
  10. Google seems to have too many pages to choose from for a single question. A lot of spam like pages that have nothing to do with my search. I do like the maps of places that instantly are put close to my location though. I wish i could work there, you guys rock
  11. Or you could just learn to read correctly?
  12. i have not used most of them.... google's services should easily available and know to everyone.
  13. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Yeah i had to re-read that as well.
  14. albertjkruger

    albertjkruger TS Member Posts: 18

    Why Google Desktop???! :(
  15. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 452   +181

    "It will also mean we can devote more resources to high impact products?the ones that improve the lives of billions of people."

    Given that the world population is almost 7 billion and that 48% are in poverty (earning less than $2 per day) and surely plenty more cannot afford a computer or the internet ... is it really correct to say that Google's products improve the lives of billions (ie. in excess of 2 billion) of people?
  16. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    No, just the API for flash used with Google Maps.

    Thank you for the feedback. I considered it concise enough, but clearly it could be (and was) misunderstood.

    Sorry for the confusion.
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,674   +413

  18. Dermund

    Dermund TS Rookie

    Perhaps more possible if you consider those indirectly benefiting from Google, too. Say a nurse receiving an e-mail through GMail warning not to use a recent shipment of air fragrances into the air filtration system--thus savings hundreds or thousands from that one single person who used Google's high impact product...

  19. I love Google Desktop.

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