Silicon Valley Today 13/17

Silicon Valley Today 13/17

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…

13. Failed Google projects: Doomed: Dual-OS tablets
Word is that Google and Microsoft are not psyched about reaching across the aisle and allowing vendors like Asustek to roll out tablets that run both Android and Windows. Asustek announced the Transformer Book Duet at CES, but Google and/or Microsoft are believed to have put the kibosh on the product before it even had a chance to ship