Enterprise Applications: 10 Google Services That Failed and Why

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2009-09-08 Print this article Print
10 Google Services That Failed and Why

10 Google Services That Failed and Why

When the economy went south in 2008, Google CEO Eric Schmidt talked openly about the need to curb the dark matter within Google. Over the next several months, Google lopped off Lively, Google Video, Google Notebook, and ad services such as Google Radio and Google Print. Why? The simple answer is these services did not pad the company's bottom line. Google services need to strike a balance between helping the company make money and being useful for Web surfers. Here are eWEEK's views about why Google slashed these applications and services.By Clint Boulton

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