Google Glass.

Google has dozens of popular hardware and software products.
But there are many Google innovations that have crashed and burned, or slowly petered out over time, like Google Glass and Google+.
Here are the 19 Google products that have disappeared for good.

Google is known for its collection of wildly popular products, from Search to Maps to Android. But not everything the company touches turns to gold.

Google Glass was supposed to change the world, but it quickly became a punch line. And remember Google Buzz?

Now, Google is killing off yet another messaging app, Google Allo. The smart chat app never gained the “traction” Google was hoping for, and it will be sunset in March 2019.

Of course, the best innovations are the ones that everybody thinks are doomed to fail, so it makes sense that Google has had its fair share of misses over the years. Still, we counted at least 19 products that have ended up in the Google graveyard (but there are probably more — let us know if we’re missing anything).

Here’s a look at some of Google’s biggest misses.

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Google Answers was the first project Google worked on and started as an idea from Larry Page. Answers lasted for more than four years but stopped accepting questions in 2006.

Source: Google

Lively, Google’s virtual worlds, lasted a little over a year. Google said it created Lively because it “wanted users to be able to interact with their friends and express themselves online in new ways,” but it just didn’t catch on. Lively was shut down in 2008.

Source: Google

Google first unveiled Glass in dramatic fashion in 2012, but the device never made it to the masses. Glass came with a high price tag, software issues, potential privacy problems, and it generally looked too nerdy. Google ended consumer sales of Glass in January 2015, but it continues to sell the device to businesses and is working on a new version.

Source: Business Insider

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Google just announced it’s shutting down its Allo messaging app for good. Here are 18 other Google products that bombed, died, or disappeared (GOOG, GOOGL)

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