Silicon Valley Today 16/17

Silicon Valley Today 16/17

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…

16. Failed Google projects: Google losing its Voice?
This is another offering — Google Voice — that hasn’t formally been erased by Google, but many indicators point to the company basically redirecting its voice technology efforts into Google Hangouts for a combined video and voice experience. Google last year did add voice to Hangouts, declaring it “the future of Google Voice,” so no surprise here if Voice disappears as a separate offering. Google Voice launched in 2009, and was originally from GrandCentral, a company Google bought in 2007

Failed Google projects: Google losing its Voice?