Silicon Valley Today 3/17

Silicon Valley Today 3/17

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…

3. Failed Google projects: Google Helpouts
Launched in 2013, Google Helpouts enabled users to share their expertise via a live stream. The service was aimed to help people in real-time through their PCs or mobile devices.Google Helpouts issued users with a Helpout calendar that could be synced with Google Calendars with users being notified of video demos via test, email or calendar notification.Google Helpouts was discontinued in April 2015.

Failed Google projects: Google Helpouts

Google Helpouts / Credit: Google

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