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Google Failures Summary

A list of discontinued Google projects
by Vaughn Aubuchon

This page is a chronological summary of 151 Google Project Failures, by sunset year date.
The name of the project is given, along with inception and sunset dates, and duration in years.

Three sources are cited and compared - Google Cemetery, Killed by Google, and the Wikipedia list.

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# of Failures Summary by Year

Alpha List of Google Failures

Google Project Failures by Year

Most Long-Lived Failures

Shortest-Lived Google Failures
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     Google Failures -
     Summary by Year

Year
Cemet
Count
Killed
by G
Count
Wiki
Count

  Notes

2006
3
4
3

Cemet. - Google Cemetery


Killed by Google


Wiki - Google Discontinued

2007
6
4
4
2008
8
7
6
2009
6
9
8

2010

6
5
4
2011

26

26

16

2012

17

21

20

2013
9
12
11
2014

13

12
7

2015

11

11
6
2016

18

18

11
2017
8
10
5
2018

11

10

22

2019
9
10
5

2020

-
-
-

TOTAL

151

159

128

HUH ?

delta

base

plus 8

minus 23

Products listed varies.
Sunset dates vary.

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Apps

12

Hardware

12

Services

137

Total

151

161

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     Alpha List of 151 Google Sunsets
      - with Year Retired
(thru 2019)

Count

.
Project Name

Duration

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Began

Retired

Years
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Google Aarkvark
Google Allo
Google Android Nearby
G. AdSense for Feeds
Google Answers
Google Apps for Teams
Google Apture
Google Audio Ads

2009
2016
2015
2008
2002
-
2007
2008

2011
2019
2018
2012
2006
2012
2011
2009

-
-
-
4
4

-
4
-

- 62

9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Google Base
Google Blog Search
Google BrowserSync
Google BufferBox
G. Building Maker
Google Bump
Google Buzz

2005
2005
2006
2012
2009
2009
2010

2010
2015
2008
2014
2013
2014
2011

5
10

-

4
5

-

16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Google Catalogs
Google Chart API
Google Checkout
Google City Tours
Google Click-to-Call
Google Cloud Connect
Google Code Search
G. Chromecast Audio
Google Compare
Google Currents

2011
2007
2006
-
2003
2008
2006
2015
2014
2011

2015
2012
2013
2011
2007
2013
2012
2019
2016
2013

4
5
7

-
4
5
6
4

-
-

26
27
28
29
30

Google Deskbar
Google Desktop
Google Dictionary
Google Directory
Google Dodgeball

2003
2007
2009
2000
2003

2006
2011
2011
2011
2009

-
4
-
11
6

31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38

GOOG-411
Google Fabric
Google Fast Flip
Google fflick
Google Freebase
Google Friend Connect
Google Flu Trends
Google Fusion Tables

2007
2015
2009
2010
2007
2008
2008
2009

2010
2019
2011
2011
2016
2012
2015
2019

-
4
-
-
9
-
7
10

39
40

Google Gears
Google Glass OS

2007
2013

2011
2015

4
-

41
42
43

Google Health
Google Hello
Google Helpouts

2008
2002
2013

2011
2008
2015

-
6
-

44
45
46
47

iGoogle
Google Image Labeler*
Google Image Swirl
Google Insight for Search

2005
2006
2009
2008

2013
2011
2011
2012

8
5

-
-

48

Google Jaiku

2006

2012

6

49

Google Knol

2008

2012

4

50
51
52
53
54

Google Labs
Google Latitude
Google Listen
Google Lively
Google Living Stories

2002
2009
2009
2008
-

2011
2013
2012
2008
-

9
4

-
-
-

55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62

Google Maps Engine
Google Mashup Editor
Google Matt Cutts
Google Meebo
Google Mini
Google Moderator
Google Mr. Jingles
Google MyTracks

2013
2007
-
2005
2007
2008
2015
2009

2016
2009
2014
2012
2012
2015
2019
2016

-
-
-
7
5
7
4
7

63
64
65
66
67
68
69

G. Nearby Notifications
Google Needlebase
G
oogle News & Weather
Google Nexus Q
Google Notebook
Google Notifier
Google Now

2015
2011
2016
2012
2008
2004
2012

2018
2012
2018
2013
2011
2014
2016

-
-
-
-
-
10
4

- 66

70
71
72

Google Offers
Google One Pass
Google Orkut

2011
2011
2004

2013
2012
2014

-
-
10

73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85

Google Pack
Google Page Creator
Google Panoramio
Google Patent Search*
Google Picasa
Google Picnik
Google Pie
Google Pixate
Google Play Edition
Google PLUS
Google Postini
Google PowerMeter
Google Pub. Serv. Search

2006
2006
2005
2006
2002
2006
2013
2012
2014
2011
1999
2009
2001

2011
2008
2016
-
2015
2013
2016
2016
2014
2019
2012
2011
2006

5
-
11
?
13
7
-
4
-

8
13

-
5

86
87

Google Q. & A.
Google QuickOffice

2007
2013

2014
2014

7
-

88
89
90
91
92

Google Reader
Google Real Estate
Google Related Links
Google Revolv
Google Ride Finder

2005
2009
-
2012
2005

2013
2011
2012
2016
2009

8
-
-
4
4

93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109

Google Schemer
Google Script Converter
Google Search Appliance
Google SearchMash
Google SearchWiki
Google Send to Phone
Google Sets
Google Shared Stuff
Google Sidewiki
Google Slide
Google SMS
Google Songza
Google Spaces
Google Sparrow
Google Squared
Google Subscribed Links
Google Swiffy

2011
2009
2001
2006
2008
2006
2002
2007
2009
2005
2004
2007
2016
2011
2009
-
2011

2014
2011
2018
2008
2010
2008
2011
2009
2011
2012
2013
2016
2017
2012
2011
2011
2016

-
-
17
-
-
-
9
-
-
7
9
9

-
-
-
-
5

110
111
112
113
114
115
116

Google Talk
Google Tez
Google Timeful
Google TV
Google TV Ads
Google Urchin
Google URL Shortener

2005
2017
2011
2010
-
2005
2009

2013
2018
2015
2014
-
2012
2019

8
-
4
4

-
7
10

117
118
119

Google Video
Google Video for Busin.
Google Video Player

2005
-
2006

2012
2012
2007

7
-
-

120
121
122
123
124
125

Google Wave
Google Web Accelerator
Google Web Security
G
oogle Website Optimizer
Google Wildfire
Google Writely

2009
2005
-
-
2012
2005

2012
2008
2011
2012
2014
2006

-
-
-
-
-
-

126
127
128

Google X
Google Zeitgeist
Google Zygote Body

-
2000
2010

-
2007
2011

-
7
-

Notes -

1. Beware of the Name used - commenters are NOT consistent with name usage. This introduces a great deal of confusion. Some names are shortened or "abbreviated".

2. Do not confuse the "Sunset Announcement Date" with the "Actual Removal Date". This causes a great deal of confusion. Here, I try to give the accurate ACTUAL removal date.
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62
+ 66
128
project removals,
& migrations

40

190 - 450

50

50

30

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Google Project Failures
- by YEAR of Sunset

-

.
from 2019 thru 2013 (79)

2019 Sunsets (9)

C
9
K
9
W
6

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Google Allo

Google Chromecast Audio

Google Fabric

Google Fusion Tables

Google goo.gl (URL shortener)

Google Inbox by Gmail

Google Mr. Jingles

Google + . . . . (April)
--- Circles
--- Hangouts
--- Photos

Google YT Annotations
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x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x




x


x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x




x


x

N

N

x

x

x

N

x




x

2018 Sunsets (12)

C
11
K
10
W
22

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Google Android Nearby Notif.

Google Chrome Apps

Google Encrypted Search

Google Goggles

Google GSA

Google News and Weather

Google qpx-express API

Google Reply

G. Search Appliance

Google Save to Chrome

Google Site Search

Google Tez
.


x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

N

x

x

x


x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x


x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

2017 Sunsets (9)

C
8
K
10
W
5

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Google Chromebook Pixel

Google Glass OS

Google Hands Free

Google Portfolios

Google Spaces

Google Talk

Google Tango

Google Trendalyzer

Google YT Video Editor

.


x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

N


x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

N

x

x

x

N

N

x

N

2016 Sunsets (17) -

Google Code

Google Compare

Google Freebase

Google Hangouts on Air

Google Maps Engine

Google MyTracks

Google Nexus

Google Nexus Player

Google Now

Google Panoramio

Google Picasa

Google Pie.co

Google Project ARA

Google Revolv

Google Showtimes

Google Songza

Google Swiffy
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2015 Sunsets (11) -

Google Android @ Home

BebaPay

Google Catalogs

Google Earth API

Google Flu Trends

Google GDrive Hosting

Google Glass . . . . . . (Jan)

Google Helpouts . . . (Apr)

Google Moderator . . (Jun)

Google Play Edition

Google Timeful
.

2014 Sunsets (13) -

Google BufferBox

Google Bump

Google Chrome Frame

Google Notifier . . . (Jan)

Google Q and A

Google Schemer . . (Feb)

Google TV

Google Orkut

Google QuickOffice

Google SlickLogin

Google WiFi

Google Wildfire . . . (Dec)

Google Youtube My Speed
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2013 Sunsets (9) -

Google Building Maker

Google Checkout

Google Cloud Connect

Google Currents

Google iGoogle . . . . (Nov)

Google Latitude . . . (Aug)

Google Meebo . . . . . (Jun)

Google Nexus Q


Google Reader . . . (Jul)
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Notes -

1. Do not confuse the "Sunset Announcement Date" with the "Actual Removal Date". This causes a great deal of confusion. Here, I try to give the ACTUAL removal date.

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Google Project Failures
- by YEAR of Sunset

-

.
from 2012 thru 2006 (72)

2012 Sunsets (17) -

Google Code Search . . (Jan)

Google Health .. . . . . . (Jan)

Google Checkout .. . . . (Jan)

Google Friend Connect . (Mar)

Patent Search . . . . . . . (Apr)

Google Wave . . . . . . . (Apr)

Picnik . . . . . . . . . . . . (Apr)

One Pass . . . . . . . . . (Apr)

Related Links . . . . . . (Apr)

Google Mini . . . . . . . . (Jul)

Video for Business . . . . . . (Aug)

Google TV Ads . . . . . . . . . (Aug)

Google Website Optimizer . (Aug)

Apps for Teams . . . (Sep)

Knol . . . . . . . . . . . . (Oct)

Listen . . . . . . . . . . . (Nov)

Google Apps . . . . . (Dec.)
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2011 Sunsets (26) -

Real Estate . . . . . . (Feb)

Directory . . . . . . . . (Jul)

Google Labs . . . . . . (Jul)

Dictionary . . . . . . . (Aug)

Slide.com . . . . . . . (Aug)

The 9-11 WIPEOUT
10 Years Exactly, to the day.

Desktop . . . . . . . . (Sep. 11)

Google Pack . . . . . (Sep. 11)

Subscribed Links . (Sep. 11)

Google Notebook . (Sep. 11)

Image Labeler . . . (Sep. 11)

Web Security . . . . (Sep. 11)

City Tours . . . . . . (Sep. 11)

Squared .. . . . . . . (Sep. 11)

Google Fast Flip . . (Sep. 11)

Sidewiki .. . . . . . . (Sep. 11)

PowerMeter . . . . . (Sep. 11)

Aardvark . . . . . . . (Sep. 11)

Google Buzz . . . . . (Oct)

Gears . . . . . . . . . . (Nov)
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2010 Sunsets (6) -

Google Base

Google Gears

Google Living Stories

Google Marratech e-Meeting

Google SearchWiki (Mar)

GOOG-411 . . . . . . (Nov)
.

2009 Sunsets (6) -

Google Catalog . . . (Jan)

Google Jaiku . . . . . (Jan)

Mashup Editor . . . . (Jan)

Google Dodgeball . . (Feb)

Google Audio Ads . . (Feb)

Google Print Ads . . (Feb)

Google Shared Stuff (Mar)

Google Video . . . . . (May)

Google Base .. . . . . (Oct)
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2008 Sunsets (8) -

Web Accelerator . . . (Jan)

Picasa Hello . . . . . . . (May)

BrowserSync . . . . . . (Jun)

Google Page Creator (Aug)

Send to Phone . . . . (Aug)

SearchMash . . . . . . (Nov)

Google Lively . . . . . (Dec)
.

2007 Sunsets (6)

Click-to-Call

Dodgeball

Video Marketplace

Video Player

Related Links

Google Zeitgeist
.

2006 Sunsets (3) -

Deskbar . . . . . . . . . (May)

Google Answers . . . (Dec)

Google Writely . . . . (xxx)
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     Most Long-Lived Google Failures

Months
Begin
Year
End Year

.
Project

25

135

2000

2011

Directory

(120)*

2004

2014

Orkut

110

2002

2011

Labs

102

2005

2013

iGoogle

(108)*

2005

2014

Notifier

96

2001

2009

Catalogs

(96)*

2006

2014

Matt Cutts

(96)*

2005

2013

Reader

(96)*

2005

2014

Meebo

(84)*

2008

2015

Moderator

83

2004

2011

Desktop

73

2006

2012

Mini

69

2006

2012

Checkout

68

2005

2011

Pack

64

2001

2006

Answers

64

2006

2011

Notebook

64

2007

2012

Patent Search

64

2006

2011

Subscribed Links

63

2007

2012

Code Search

61

2006

2011

Image Labeler

55

2003

2008

Picasa Hello

55

2007

2012

Apps for Teams

54

2006

2011

Gears

51

2008

2012

Knol

50

2007

2011

Web Security

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     Medium-Lived Google Projects

Months
Begin
Year
End Year

.
Project

26 (51)

48

2005

2009

Base

(48)*

2009

2013

Latitude

47

2009

Video (YouTube)

47

2012

Video for Business

45

2009

Dodgeball

44

2012

Health

43

2010

GOOG-411

39

2012

Listen

(36)*

2011

2014

Schemer

35

2012

Wave

32

2008

Web Accelerator

30

2008

Page Creator

27

2011

City Tours

27

2011

Squared

25

2012

Picnik

25

2008

SearchMash

24

2008

BrowserSync

24

2010

2011

Fast Flip

24

2010

2011

Sidewiki

(24)*

2012

2014

QuickOffice

(24)*

2012

2014

Wildfire

(24)*

2013

2015

Helpouts

23

2004

2006

Deskbar

23

2007

2009

Jaiku

23

2009

2011

Power Meter

23

2007

2008

Send to Phone

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     Shortest-Lived Google Failures

21

2009

Audio Ads

15 (66)

20

2011

Buzz (biggest failure)

20

2011

Dictionary

20

2009

Mashup Editor

19

2011

Aardvark

18

2009

Shared Stuff

16

2010

Search Wiki

13

2012

One Pass

12

2010

2011

Slide.com

(12)*

2012

2013

Meebo

(12)*

2014

2015

Glass

8

2011

2012

Related Links

7

2011

2011

Real Estate

5

2008

2008

Lively

0

2005

2005

Google X

(xx)* = Estimated, not computed

50

50

50

160 - 450

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