Google to discontinue 10 products including Google Desktop, Google Pack

Google, over the next few months will be shutting down a number of products and services, and merging some into existing products as features. Notable among them are Google Desktop and Google Pack.

The complete list includes:

Aardvark: A start-up acquired in 2010 -an experiment in a new kind of social search.

Fast Flip: Started to help pioneer news content browsing and reading experiences for the web and mobile devices, this approach will live on in our other display and delivery tools.

Google Maps API for Flash: Google is deprecating the API, but will keep supporting existing Google Maps API Premier customers using the Google Maps API for Flash.

Google Pack: Due to the rapidly decreasing demand Google Pack will be discontinued immediately.

Google Desktop: Since there has been a shift from local to cloud-based storage and computing, as well as the integration of search and gadget functionality into most modern operating systems Google Desktop, the product will be discontinued on September 14.

Google Postini Services: Google Web Security came to Google as part of the Postini acquisition in 2007, and most of it has already been integrated directly into existing Google products, such as safe browsing in Chrome.

Image Labeler: Google Image Labeler began as a fun game to help people explore and label the images on the web. Although it will be discontinued, online games from Google are still available.

Notebook: Google Notebook will be shut down and Google will automatically export all notebook data to Google Docs.

Sidewiki: Google has decided to discontinue Sidewiki and focus instead on its broader social initiatives.

Subscribed Links: Although Google will be discontinuing Subscribed Links, developers will be able to access and download their data until September 15.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com and a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows for the period 2006-16. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

7 Comments

  1. Simon Tang

    I’ll have to look very diligently for a solution for installing Chrome on a computer for all users now that Google Pack is gone. -.-

  2. Mrbrentcc

    Good i hope they discontinue google period especially thier gmail , i google, google plus no one needs google and i wish anonomous had taken google and facebook out completly they all suck and twitter to a bunch of 2 face assholes are the only people using any that crap you cannot even get on a pc and just get news and pc stuff all you here about is android this i phone that shit should be somewhere else not on dam computers mac shit should be on mac sites not every dam site there is phones are taking over and you people like it beglad when the whole internet is down and obama will take that down someday and i will laugh

  3. Xyico

    Google always disappoints people. Even the recently started products are getting stopped. I think Microsoft may give a comment on this, because Microsoft products are active for longer period than Google’s. Its a plus point for Microsoft.

  4. Jsg

    When Google bought BumpTop, many believed they were doing it to create a new Google Desktop for Windows using BumpTop and adding their own widgets to it. Additionally it was thought they would by adding it to their Android Mobile phones, Tablet PC’s and the Google OS. Considering Google Desktop it discontinued, none of the Android devices use BumpTop and the previews of Google OS has no signs of BumpTop being added, its clear that what they bought, isn’t going to be used… And BumpTop wasn’t even competing with and of the Google application then or now.

    Makes you wonder what Google is actually up to….

  5. S. Hanson

    Wish they wouldn’t get rid of Google Notebook. Google Docs does not replace the functionality

  6. Myagooshki

    Screw Google+! We have Facebook to do all of that shit! I want GOOGLE IMAGE LABELER!!!

  7. shipra

    Technology improves and people’s needs change. We all know about Google and its most famous products. But do we know that Google has been discontinuing many of its products. Check out this article to know about list of main products been discontinued by Google: http://bit.ly/L6FeUi

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