Silicon Valley Today 2/17

Silicon Valley Today 2/17

Google retires photo service Picasa: 17 failed Google projects, services and products: Google’s biggest failures

Here’s what Google has killed since 2014

Updated 15th February 2016: According to reports Google has retired its photo service Picasa to focus on new photo sharing service, Google Photos. Read on to find out more.

Like Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, Google has made room for new projects by ditching others. We explore Google’s biggest failures including Google Glass, Google Waves and Picasa.

Here’s a look at what Google has waved goodbye to so far…

2. Failed Google projects: Search appliances

Search appliances is an enterprise tool that acts as a server ‘crawling’ through company resources and data mimicking the search available on Google’s online search engine. Google search appliances are also integrated with Google analytics and provide reports of company usage and effectiveness.According to reports Google has retired its search appliances. Google search appliances won’t be sold after 2017 but support for existing produces will remain for the next three years.A partner blog from Perficient claim Google have ended search application in favour of cloud based services.Chad Johnson says: “Google has decided to sunset the hardware-based Google Search Appliance (GSA) and focus their engineering efforts on cloud-based solutions.”

Failed Google projects: Search appliances

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Google Updates Its Enterprise Search Appliance With More Flexible Search Options, February 11, 2014
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