A web joke has been created for some time at the Google Cemetery, a place where all of its discontinued products are 'resting in peace'. Seattle's Google team built a real cemetery, however, in celebration of Halloween. See the picture.
This mockup was posted on the campus of Google's Seattle headquarters. The decoration is made in the style of American Halloween, with pumpkins and all the scary theme that goes with the festivities. Regarding defunct services, we can see the old social network Orkut, Picasa, Google Buzz, Google Reader, Google Wave and the latest Google+.
Of these services, only Picasa has survived to some extent. The service has been redesigned and is known today as Google Photos, the application for organizing photos and videos. However, the recently discontinued Google Inbox has yet to be added to the cemetery.
Google Play Music will be next to join the cemetery
Google announced this year that it plans to replace Google Play Music with YouTube Music as the default music player. YouTube Music is also a monthly subscription so Google wants to merge it all into one app, saying goodbye to Play Music on a date not yet specified.
Google Cemetery is the real resting place for services
The truth is that Google Cemetery has its own dedicated website, listing all 163 services discontinued by Google. The site lists all products 'killed' by the company in 21 years of existence. It's an interesting look at the history of Google and the evolution of services.
Visit Google Cemetery
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