Dead bodies line Google’s path. But not in the literal sense. Rather, it’s about product innovations that have at some point not turned out 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 the Internet company, not to torch for long and to bury the respective product.
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Recently it hit the social network Google Plus, which is history since the beginning of April. More recent examples include the Google Talk and Allo messengers or Pixel Chromebooks and Nexus smartphones.
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All of them are gathered together by web developer Naeem Nur from Bahrain to bury them on his Google Cemetery, Google Graveyard. The website already counts more than 150 digital tombs for discontinued products from 2006 to today.
Visitors to the site 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.