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Biz Stone, accidental Jelly CEO

The former Twitter exec said his latest venture was never meant to be a company.

By January 21, 2014


Google to shutter Apps for Teams and Listen

In order to streamline its many offerings a bit, the Internet giant will retire some services, including Google Listen and Google Apps for Teams.

By August 6, 2012


Google shutting down a bunch of projects you've never heard of

And some you have. On the chopping block: iGoogle, Google Video, Chatback, Google Mini, and the Symbian Search App.

By July 3, 2012


Google acquires social search engine Aardvark

Aardvark provides answers to detailed questions from a social network, such as, "Why does Google want to add Aardvark's technology to its arsenal?"

By February 11, 2010


Has Google lost its magic?

Google may still be raking in the profits, but the mojo behind Gmail, Chrome, News, Translate, and Docs has started to fade in the face of stiffer competition.

By March 14, 2012


Localmind gooses location-advice service by broadening focus

How do you get people to remember to use a service that they only need once in a while? Localmind keeps tweaking.

By February 15, 2012


Google Buzz to close, along with Google Labs

A day after announcing Google Plus has 40m users, Google has announced it's to close Buzz, its previous effort at social networking.

By October 14, 2011


Google's price for Zagat $125 million, says WSJ

Purchase price for popular restaurant review company comes in at 1 percent the price of Motorola Mobility.

By September 9, 2011


Google to kill off 10 of its products

Google's swinging its big old scythe and killing off 10 lesser-used products, to free up cash for more important things, like Google Plus.

By September 5, 2011


Google closes 10 businesses to focus on bigger bets

The Web giant continues to pare its operations, everything from social search to Web security, as it dumps divisions that don't offer the biggest opportunities.

By September 2, 2011