10 services Google, which can be closed




10 services Google, which can be closed

Last week, the online community shocked sad news: July 1 stops aggregator Google Reader. Collecting suitcases with utensils, fans read “all at once” went to Feedly. Aptly noticed by observers, «Google need clients, not by users.” So, the reduction of services can continue. Let’s see, what else can close the company and that it would cost close instead of Google Reader.

Apparently, Larry Page was not much in the spirit, when started “spring cleaning.” Died five products, including Google Reader. In September last year, killing eight products, and gradually began to refuse the developer API. In this case, Google – the software, like, a giant – shows an interesting initiative in the creation of high-tech glasses, self-propelled vehicles, social networking, mobile phones and other amusements.
What you need to close Google?

Google Plus


Jokes on Google Plus – a network that no one sitting – pretty bored. But essentially, the search giant did not want this social network. It can sweep under the rug. Let quietly play with Google Buzz.

Google Translate

Google Translate

This service is so much promise. Bright utopia in which lions will communicate with lambs, the Chinese – with the Americans, is worthy, of course, the pen Ivan Efremov, but instead we have a translator with funny glyukanuty translations.

Google Latitude


With this service you can instantly share their location to friends. It sounds awful. What kind of friends? You do not have their phone numbers? You definitely need to show them that you and so much fun without them? “Hey, I’ve come off, and you know, there’s so much fun, man.” Anyone who uses this service? Do you know these people? All who want to celebrate their movements around the world, already stolen Foursquare.

Google Wallet

Google Wallet

Do not get us wrong: the idea of ​​Google Wallet is very nice. Imagine a cashless society, where everyone can buy even toilet paper, using only your phone. Give two. But in theory it looks much better than in practice. The Future of Google-purses has not come yet.

Google TV

Google TV

Google attempt to invade the living room turned into the adventures of an elephant in a china shop. And, quite expensive. Who needs all these applications? Someone looks favorite series on TV, but not on the TV and on your phone at the same time. Thank you enough.

But it’s all so hurt for Google Reader. Now, let’s just calm down and see what we can really close Google. And again …

Google TV

Initially, this platform has been created in order to bring the YouTube, Google Play and web surfing “on the big screen”, located in your living room. Predicted that it will be able to bring $ 3 billion a year. Google did not say how much the service did not meet expectations Google TV, but he obviously failed. Most of the reviews – bad. Director General of Logitech (which is involved in the development of Google TV) told analysts that the development of Google TV set-top boxes was “monstrous mistake.”

Google Groups

Hub – that is, digital hub – Online discussion groups from Google is considered the best, rather than a competing service from Yahoo. But that does not mean anything. Google Groups smells lightly. Serious online communities usually go with such platforms and create a website with its own code, the benefit of this is easy. Examples: Discourse, phpBB, StackOverflow.

Once stored in Google Groups archive of old posts to Usenet, well fed than the flagship company search. But those days are long gone. Advertisers are not particularly interested in the contents of Google Groups, so that no one understands why the company is still holding on to the service.


Created in 1999 by Evan Williams (who, seven years later became the co-founder of Twitter), Blogger was probably the easiest way to create and maintain a blog. But the Earth is spinning. Rival network Tumblr has a far greater range of social functions, and in general much higher than Blogger. About WordPress, we do not say anything – there where the developer community safer and more promising. As is the case with Google Groups, the only reason for the continuing Blogger may be the desire to avoid a negative reaction from the online community. But do not recommend creating a blog on this platform.

Google Offers

Copy Groupon Google created in 2011 immediately after Groupon rejected a takeover bid. Since then, the two services often converge in a battle, but a fake Google has not been able to benefit from the war.

Google Apps

Google Apps brings the company $ 1 billion in annual revenue. A set of server applications at the forefront of Google, in order to attract more corporate organizations to cloud.

But the expected income from Apps is about 2% of annual sales Google. And with each new paid subscription to Google Apps company deeper into the customer service, which in themselves are not the best grade of the consumer, with which we work spoiled staff engineers Google. If Google plans to become more concentrated company, why would not she just focus on advertising? What is the protection of small “cloud” entrepreneurs?

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