Reader joins the ranks of Google's shuttered projects on Monday. In memory of the much loved, but little used, RSS reader, here's a look back at some Google products that have been phased out, sunsetted, and just plain shut down.
commentary These days, virtually every Google service must either integrate with Google+ or be supplanted by it. At least three services -- all growing out of acquisitions -- may be caught in the crosshairs.
The popular RSS reader has been powered down, but there are still a few weeks to stop by and grab your stuff.
Today, Google's RSS reader is kaput. Maybe most don't notice, maybe some are relieved not to have another box with 396,955,428 unread items. But the loss casts a shadow over a stalwart contingent.
The Web giant announces plans to shutter Google Buzz, a previous social-networking attempt that went wanting for users, in the next few weeks.
As it cuts costs and head count, Yahoo is also shutting down a number of social-media services that have fallen out of use or never made the company much money.
Company's experiments reach their end. Some will live on, though, supported by volunteers or just kept running without future development.
The search giant says the real-time collaboration tool saw less use than the company had hoped. The company will aim to use technology in other products.
The recent demise of Streamy reinforces that there's just no more room for a start-up that wants to get all your social-networking feeds in one place. Facebook's snuffed that market out.
We're heading to the Googleplex to find out what's happening to Gmail. Earlier reports have pointed to Google taking on Twitter. Tune in to find out if that's true.