The Google graveyard: a resting place for great ideas (infographic)

29 Jun 2013218 Views

Just in time for the retirement of internet search giant Google’s RSS aggregator Google Reader comes an infographic that pays its respects to other retired Google products and services.

Google announced in March that it would pull the plug on Google Reader on 1 July, in what it described as a process of spring cleaning.

The infographic published by WordStream on Visual.ly looks back on 20 Google products and services that have been laid to rest, beginning with Google Reader, iGoogle and Google Talk, and wrapping up with Google Page Creator, Zeitgeist and Google Answers.

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If anything, Google’s retirement of these products and services reflects a company that is constantly evolving. At the time Google announced the end of Google Reader, its senior vice-president of technical infrastructure and Google fellow Urs Hölzle wrote in a blog post that “these changes are never easy, but by focusing our efforts, we can concentrate on building great products”.

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Tina Costanza has held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto

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