Liz Gannes

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Google’s House Gets Even Cleaner With Shutdown of Gears, Knol, Wave

Google today disclosed plans to shut down or offload seven more products in its third house-cleaning session this fall under new CEO Larry Page. Most of the new targets have already been de-emphasized, so they don’t come as a surprise: Friend Connect (early social platform), Gears (offline access), Wave (newfangeld collaboration), Knol (like Wikipedia), as well as Bookmarks List, Search Timeline and a project called Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal.


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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