Google+, Chromebook Pixel, Picasa are just some examples of death Google Products. The Google Cemetery website gives an overview with reasons for death.
Dead bodies line Google’s path. But not in the literal sense. Rather, it’s about product innovations that have at some point turned out not to be so innovative or cause problems. Or developments that simply no longer fit the company’s strategy at a certain point in time.
In both cases, it is part of the corporate culture of Google not to try to keep the products alive but rather to bury the respective product. Recently it hit the social network Google+, which is history since the beginning of April. More recent examples are the Google Talk and Allo messengers or Pixel Chromebooks and Nexus smartphones, as well as the Inbox client.
The Google Cemetery
All of them are gathered together by web developer Naeem Nur from Bahrain to bury them on his Google Cemetery website. “The Google Cemetery – A list of dead Google products and why they died” already counts more than 150 digital discontinued products from 2006 to 2019.
Visitors of the Google Cemetery not only learn how long the product lasted. There is always a brief outline of the reasons that led to the end of a particular product or application.