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Google’s biggest flops

Google is very good at sniffing out the future, and bringing it to us in the most useful possible way until its products are so seamlessly transitioned into the toolbox we might wonder what we ever did before them.

Google +

Launched in 2011, Google+ was a social networking platform built around ‘circles’ and intended to supersede the Google Buzz social messaging service. The platform struggled to compete with the likes of Facebook and Twitter and was finally consigned to the digital graveyard when it was revealed by The Wall Street Journal in October 2018 that Google had discovered the vulnerability in an API for Google+, which made it possible for third-party app developers to access data from the friends. As a result, Google’s parent company Alphabet decided to finally cut its losses and shut down Google+ for good.

Google Notebook

Google Notebook was first launched in 2006 as an application to cut and paste text from the browser to their personal notebook. However, in 2009 Google stopped any further development and it was officially discontinued in 2012. All existing data in Notebook was then transferred to Google Docs.

To make up for this, in 2013 Google launched a note-taking app called Google Keep which is available on Android, iOS and web.


Google purchased Picasa in 2004 to empower clients to compose their photographs on the web. Presently Google has resigned Picasa to center around Google Photos, its new (propelled May 2015) photograph sharing administration. Google Photos focuses on the cloud and versatile administrations and furnishes clients with boundless photograph and video reinforcement on the cloud and means to join its face acknowledgment.

As per reports, Picasa clients shouldn’t have many interruptions as their current photographs in Picasa will show up consequently in Google Photos.


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