Slide - Only One Product Left. Update on Slide's products and our commitment to our users. We wanted to give you all advance notice that in the coming months, a number of Slide's products and applications will be retired. This includes Slide's products such as Slideshow and SuperPoke! Pets, as well as more recent products such as Photovine, Video Inbox and Pool Party.
We created products with the goal of providing a fun way for people to connect, communicate and share. While we are incredibly grateful to our users and for all of the wonderful feedback over the years, many of these products are no longer as active or haven't caught on as we originally hoped. Most importantly, we wanted to take this opportunity to reassure you that we're committed to helping our users preserve their data as easily as possible. For example, on Slide.com, we will enable users to either download their photos or export them to a Picasa account. From the Slide Team.
Google Pack. Aardvark. Google Desktop. Google Desktop Update. In 2004, Google launched Google Desktop, a program designed to make it easy for users to search their own PCs for emails, files, music, photos, Web pages and more.
Desktop has been used by tens of millions of people and we’ve been humbled by its usage and great user feedback. However, over the past seven years we’ve also witnessed some big changes in how users store and access their own data, with many moving to web-based applications. There has been a significant shift from local to cloud-based storage and computing, as well as integration of Google Desktop functionality (like local search) into most modern operating systems.
PowerMeter. We launched Google PowerMeter as a free energy monitoring tool to raise awareness about the importance of giving people access to their energy information.
PowerMeter included key features like visualizations of your energy usage, the ability share information with others, and personalized recommendations to save energy. We partnered with device manufacturers and utilities around the world. Many of our partners now have new options available for accessing energy information. We are pleased that PowerMeter helped demonstrate the importance of access to energy information, and created a model for others. Google Labs.
More wood behind fewer arrows - googlelabs.com shut down announcement. Last week we explained that we’re prioritizing our product efforts.
As part of that process, we’ve decided to wind down Google Labs. While we’ve learned a huge amount by launching very early prototypes in Labs, we believe that greater focus is crucial if we’re to make the most of the extraordinary opportunities ahead. In many cases, this will mean ending Labs experiments—in others we’ll incorporate Labs products and technologies into different product areas. And many of the Labs products that are Android apps today will continue to be available on Android Market. 2011-11-14.
Google Buzz n'existe plus.
Si vous n'avez pas lu tous vos posts Google Buzz avant l'arrêt du service, sachez que nous avons archivé votre contenu et l'avons enregistré sur Google Drive. Nous y avons créé deux dossiers : un qui contient un aperçu de vos posts Buzz publics et un autre qui contient tous vos posts. Par défaut, tous les internautes disposant du lien approprié ont accès à vos posts publics. Ils peuvent également apparaître dans les résultats de recherche et sur votre profil Google (dans la mesure où vous l'avez associé à vos posts Buzz). Tout lien existant vers votre contenu Google Buzz renvoie désormais les utilisateurs vers le dossier contenant vos posts publics.
Les fichiers contenant votre contenu Buzz sont traités de la même façon que tout autre fichier stocké sur Drive. Nous vous remercions d'avoir fait confiance à Google Buzz. 2011-11-14. A fall sweep. 2011-12-01. Last February, we let you know we were shifting our focus from Gears to HTML5.
Over the last year or so, we’ve been working closely with other browser vendors and standards bodies to help define and standardize HTML5 features across browsers, and we’ve worked hard to improve these HTML5 capabilities in Chrome: We implemented support for application caches, which are a great replacement for Gears’ offline features. App caches are already being used by web apps like the NYTimes app in the Chrome Web Store. There is also full-featured debugging support for application caches in Chrome’s developer tools.Together with our friends at Mozilla and Microsoft, we proposed, specified, and implemented the IndexedDB API. This can take the place of the Gears Database API.We implemented the HTML5 File API, which is very similar to the Gears Blob functionality.We implemented the geolocation, notifications, and web worker APIs, which were pioneered by Gears, natively in Chrome.
More spring cleaning out of season. Sidewiki. A fall spring-clean. Technology improves, people’s needs change, some bets pay off and others don’t.
So, as Larry previewed on our last earnings call, today we’re having a fall spring-clean at Google. Over the next few months we’ll be shutting down a number of products and merging others into existing products as features. The list is below. This will make things much simpler for our users, improving the overall Google experience. It will also mean we can devote more resources to high impact products—the ones that improve the lives of billions of people. Here’s a quick overview of where a number of products and features are headed: Aardvark: Aardvark was a start-up we acquired in 2010.
Update Sept 5: Clarified language around sales of Google Web Security.