Liz Gannes

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Google Officially Shuts Down the Neglected Aardvark

Google will close its social search tool Aardvark, which had been seemingly left untouched since being acquired in February 2010. The move comes as part of a larger housecleaning that includes cutting Google Labs and Slide. The Aardvark founders said in a blog post that they are excited that Google+ is already a bigger “place to share knowledge online” than vark.com was.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus