Liz Gannes

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Is This the Bottom of the Barrel? Google Cuts a Few More Features.

Google, in continuing its efforts to “put more wood behind fewer arrows,” has shuttered all sorts of products in the past year. Today, it seems to be scraping the bottom of the barrel to add another four: Google Apps for Teams (for organizations that want to use apps but not Gmail), Google Listen (a podcast app made redundant by other Google Play apps), Google Video for Business (made redundant by Google Drive) and some corporate blogs that are updated infrequently.


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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