Google has decided to close its seven more services which turns out less successful. These include: Google Bookmarks Lists, Friend Connect, Google Gears, Search Timeline, Google Wave, Knol and Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal (RE<C). Google said that it will help them to devote more resources to 'higher-impact products'.
"We're in the process of shutting a number of products which haven't had the impact we'd hoped for, integrating others as features into our broader product efforts, and ending several which have shown us a different path forward," said Urs Hölzle, Google's Vice President of Operations & Fellow, in a blog post.
Few weeks ago Google had already closed its 10 services which include Aardvark, Desktop, Google Pack, Google Web Security, Image Labeler, Notebook, Sidewiki and Subscribed Links.
Here's a list of Google products that are decided to shut down.
Google Bookmarks Lists
Closed on : December 19, 2011
Google says "This was an experimental feature for sharing bookmarks and collaborating with friends".
Google Friend Connect
Closing Date : March 1, 2012
Google Friend Connect service is now replaced by new Google+ page and Google+ badge for bringing the site to their community of followers.
Closing Date : December 1, 2011
Gmail, Calendar and Docs can be accessed offline in Chrome thereby replacing Google Gears.
Closing Date : January 31, 2012
As of January 31, 2012, Wave will become read-only and you won't be able to create new ones. On April 30 it will be turned off completely.
Closing Date : April 30, 2012
You can download your knols to a file and/or migrate them to WordPress.com. From May 1 through October 1, 2012, knols will no longer be viewable, but can be downloaded and exported. After that time, Knol content will no longer be accessible.
Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal (RE<C)
Closing date not announced.
Other institutions are better positioned than Google to take this research to the next level. So, Google has closed their efforts.