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Google Reader has been axed, but it's not alone.

Authored by: Sterling Keys — Jul 2, 2013

Yesterday, July 1st, marked the end of an era with Google pulling the plug on Google Reader. While we covered some alternatives to this popular RSS Reader service, we lamented over the loss of something that many saw as a pretty important service. Alas, this is not the first service that Google has axed from its repertoire….nor will it be the last.

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Google Reader wasn't the first to grace the Google Graveyard. / © Larry Kim - WordStream

Google will, from time to time, clean house and get rid of products that it doesn’t deem as successful or follow in line with company goals. While some of these decisions come as much of a surprise to the loyal users of the service (I’m already feeling the pangs of withdrawal from the eventual demise of iGoogle), sometimes, it’s really not that much of a shock. Check out the following services and apps that have been “retired” to the Google Graveyard. 

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 © Larry Kim - WordStream

Are there any Google products that you've been sad to see go? If so, which ones?

Source: Forbes

From all the way over on Vancouver Island, Sterling Keys started off his smartphone adventure with an HTC S710 equipped with Windows Mobile and knew there had to be something better. Over the next few years, and countless different operating systems, he has finally found his home on Android.

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  • CJ Brown Jul 5, 2013 Link to comment

    Not everything Google tries lasts .... but @ least they try (unlike Apple)

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