5 Epic Google Blunders


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Everyone makes mistakes. No one is perfect. Google too makes errors every now and then, and when it does something silly, the whole world takes notice. Here are 10 such Google products that were intended to become super-hits but hit bad luck!

1. Google Videos

Although Google owns YouTube, but this service should seriously be stopped. Containing most of the YouTube videos in a different interface, with no advanced features as in YouTube, this service has few active members. Advice to Google- Drop This Service!

2. Google Buzz

Google Buzz was intended to compete with Facebook, but Google had no idea how the service was. It was all buggy and got into many cases against it. Most of them were related to privacy data, where anyone could view anyone’s data!

3. Google Answers

Google Answers was a nice service in my opinion, as the users could ask questions which other users could answer. The answers were also nice, but it couldn’t compete to Yahoo! Answers which is active even today. The service stopped after 2 years.

4. Google TV

Google TV was a very ambitious project but it all went in vain. It was intended to create a SmartTV platform in your browser, but huge losses were to follow. Google tied up with Logitech and Sony to launch the platform but Logitech opted out this year. Most of the reviews are also mediocre.

5. Google Page Creator

Google Page Creator was a service that allowed you to create pages through Google without any prior HTML knowledge, but when everyone could own a blog, who’d want just a page? Seems like Google thought the way I did and discontinued the service soon

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