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    Discuss: How many of us aware of all google products?

    This thread is to discuss the opinion poll topic 'How many of us aware of all google products?'.
  • #1640
    Many of us are thinking Google means , a search engine. It is not true, Ther are various products are available from Google for us.

    For Sample I list some here. More than 100 are there. Each one is Much useful in someway. Try all the Google products.

    • AdWords Editor
    • Chrome
    • Desktop
    • Earth
    • Gmail/Google Notifier
    • Pack
    • Kingsoft / Google Dictionary
    • Photos Screensaver
    • Picasa
    • Picasa Web Albums Uploader
    • Secure Access

    RAVIKUMAR C
    BORN FOR GREATER THINGS.

  • #1645
    Hi DineshKumar Ponnusamy

    You have started a nice thread regarding google products.

    Products of google are well known and coming up with power packed features and I think most of the people knows about its conveniences and advantages. Just I want to add up more to the list mentioned by Ravikumar about the products I know.

    * GTalk - Chat server
    * YouTube - Video sharing
    * Adsense - To generate revenue on advertisements
    * Blogger - web hosting a publishing tool
    * Orkut - social networking
    * Picnik - Online photo editing
    * Book Search - Search engine for printed books.
    * Google Health - One of the best. Helps to organize health information of our family members.

    Regards
    Sowmya

    Regards
    Sowmya

  • #1647
    Hi DineshKumar,

    Now you will come to conclusion, Atleast 70 % of the peoples knows about Google Products.

    Thanks for giving opportuinty to discuss here.


    RAVIKUMAR C
    BORN FOR GREATER THINGS

  • #1650
    Dear Spiders,

    Here by i have enclosed most of the google products by its categroy wise. The one more information is yesterday google has added places search to the official site(you can see it in the left margin).

    Desktop products

    Standalone applications

    AdWords Editor (Mac OS X, Windows 2000 SP3+/XP/Vista)
    Desktop application to manage a Google AdWords account. The application allows users to make changes to their account and advertising campaigns before synchronizing with the online service.

    Chrome (Windows XP/Vista/7, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X)
    Web browser.

    Desktop (Mac OS X, Windows 2000 SP3+/XP/Vista, 7, Linux)
    Desktop search application, that indexes e-mails, documents, music, photos, chats, Web history and other files. It allows the installation of Google Gadgets.

    Earth (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, iPhone, IPad)
    Virtual 3D globe that uses satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS from Google's repository.

    Gmail/Google Notifier (Mac OS X, Windows 2000/XP)
    Alerts the user of new messages in their Gmail account.

    Pack (Windows XP/Vista/7)
    Collection of computer applications -- some Google-created, some not -- including Google Earth, Google Desktop, Picasa, Google Talk, and Google Chrome.

    Photos Screensaver
    Slideshow screensaver as part of Google Pack, which displays images sourced from a hard disk, or through RSS and Atom Web feeds.

    Picasa (Mac OS X, Linux and Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7)
    Photo organization and editing application, providing photo library options and simple effects. Also includes Facial Recognition and GeoTagging features.

    Picasa Web Albums Uploader (Mac OS X)
    An application to upload images to the "Picasa Web Albums" service. It consists of both an iPhoto plug-in and a stand-alone application.

    Quick Search box (Windows, Mac OS X)
    A search box, based on Quicksilver (software), which allows the user to easily view installed applications or perform online searches.

    Secure Access (Windows 2000/XP)
    VPN client for Google WiFi users, whose equipment does not support WPA or 802.1x protocols

    SketchUp (Mac OS X and Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7)
    Modelling application to sketch simple 3D structures for integration into Google Earth.

    Talk (Windows 2000/Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista, 7)
    Application for VoIP and instant messaging. It consists of both a service and a client used to connect to the service, which uses the XMPP protocol.

    Visigami (Mac OS X Leopard)
    Image search application screen saver that searches files from Google Images, Picasa and Flickr.

    Pinyin Input Method (Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Vista) (Google China)
    Input Method Editor that is used to convert Chinese Pinyin characters, which can be entered on Western-style keyboards, to Chinese characters.

    Japanese Input (Windows XP SP2+/Windows Vista SP1+/Windows 7 and Mac OS X Leopard+) (Google Japan)

    Japanese Input Method Editor.

    Google Indic Input Method (Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Vista) (Google India)
    Input Method Editor that is used to convert Indic characters, which can be entered on Western-style keyboards, to Indian Language characters.

    Desktop extensions

    These products created by Google are extensions to software created by other organizations.

    Blogger Web Comments (Firefox only)
    Displays related comments from other Blogger users.

    Dashboard Widgets for Mac (Mac OS X Dashboard Widgets)
    Collection of mini-applications including Gmail, Blogger and Search History.

    Gears (Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari)
    A browser plug-in that enables development of off-line browser applications.

    Send to Mobile (Firefox) (Discontinued)
    Allows users to send text messages to their mobile phone (US only) about web content.

    Toolbar (Firefox and Internet Explorer)
    Web browser toolbar with features such as a Google Search box, pop-up blocker as well as the ability for website owners to create buttons.

    Mobile products
    Online mobile products

    These products can be accessed through a browser on a mobile device.

    Blogger Mobile
    Only available on some US networks. Allows you to update your Blogger blog from a mobile device.

    Buzz
    Buzz is a social networking service built into Gmail. It was released on February 9th, 2010.

    Calendar
    Displays a list of all Google Calendar events on a mobile device. Users are able to quickly add events to your personal calendar.

    Documents
    View documents on a mobile device.

    Gmail
    Access a Gmail account from a mobile device using a standard mobile web browser. Alternatively, Google provides a specific mobile application to access and download Gmail messages quicker. You MUST now provide a phone number to verify your account.

    News
    Allows the user to access Google News in a mobile-optimized view.

    Google Mobilizer (http://www.google.com/gwt/x, also available as a preference of Google Mobile)
    Optimizes web pages for mobile web browsers.

    iGoogle
    Mobile version of iGoogle that can be easily customised with modules.

    Orkut
    Connect and share with friends on the go.

    Product Search
    Updated version of the previous Froogle Mobile that allows users to easily search for information about a product.

    Reader
    Displays Google Reader on a mobile device.

    Mobile search
    Search web pages, images, local listings and mobile-specific web pages through the Google search engine. Mobile view is enabled by default.

    Picasa Web Albums
    Lets you view and share photo albums that you have stored online on Picasa.

    Google Latitude
    Google Latitude is a mobile geolocation tool that lets your friends know where you are via Google Maps.

    Google Maps Navigation (Android only)
    An Android navigation application for GPS-enabled mobile devices (such as the Google Nexus One) with 3D views, turn-by-turn voice guidance and automatic rerouting. It is currently available in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium.[1]

    Downloadable mobile products

    Some of these products must be downloaded and run from a mobile device.

    Gmail
    A downloadable application that has many advantages over accessing Gmail through a web [interface] on a mobile such as the ability to interact with Gmail features including labels and archiving. Requires a properly configured Java Virtual Machine, which is not available by default on some platforms (such as Palm's Treo).

    Maps (Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone, Symbian, Palm OS, Palm WebOS, and J2ME)
    A mobile application for viewing maps on a mobile device. The application lets you find addresses and plot directions. Teamed with a GPS the application can use your geolocation and show your current location on the map. You can also share your current location with friends through Latitude. The device must have either a specific application to use Google maps or any phone with a properly configured Java Virtual Machine.

    Sync
    Synchronizes a mobile phone with multiple Google calendars as well as contacts using a Google Account.

    Talk (BlackBerry and Android only)
    VoIP and text application exclusively for BlackBerry and Android smart phones. The Android version is lacking the VoIP function present in BlackBerry version and is text only.

    Sky Map (Mobile, Android only)
    Augmented reality program displaying a star map which is scrolled by moving the phone.

    Voice (Android, Blackberry)
    A downloadable application for accessing Google Voice functions on selected devices.

    YouTube
    A downloadable application for viewing YouTube videos on selected devices.

    Listen (Mobile, Android only, from Google Labs)
    A downloadable application for subscribing to and streaming podcasts and Web audio.

    Goggles (Android, iPhone; from Google Labs)
    A downloadable application that uses image recognition for triggering searches based on pictures taken with the device's built-in camera. For example, taking a picture of a famous landmark will search for information about it or taking a picture of a product's barcode will search for information on the product.[2]

    Google Shopper (Android only)
    A downloadable application that make shopping easier and smarter.

    Web products

    These products must be accessed via a Web browser.

    Account management

    Dashboard
    Dashboard is an online tool that allows Google Account holders to view all their personal information Google is storing on their servers.

    Advertising

    Ad Planner
    An online tool that allows users to view traffic estimates for popular web sites and create media plans.

    Ad Manager
    A hosted ad management solution

    AdMob
    Mobile advertising provider

    AdSense
    Advertisement program for Website owners. Adverts generate revenue on either a per-click or per-thousand-ads-displayed basis, and adverts shown are from AdWords users, depending on which adverts are relevant.

    AdWords
    Google's flagship advertising product, and main source of revenue. AdWords offers pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, and site-targeted advertising for both text and banner ads.

    Google Advertising Professionals
    Google's AdWords partner certification program, providing AdWords qualifications to agencies that pass exams and other criteria

    AdWords Website Optimizer
    Integrated AdWords tool for testing different website content, in order to gain to the most successful advertising campaigns.

    Audio Ads
    Radio advertising program for US businesses. Google began to roll this product out on 15 May 2007 through its existing AdWords interface, however has been discontinued.

    Click-to-Call
    Calling system so users can call advertisers for free at Google's expense from search results pages. This service was discontinued.

    DoubleClick
    Internet ad serving provider.

    Grants
    Scheme for non-profit organizations to benefit from free Cost-Per-Click advertising on the AdWords network.

    TV Ads
    CPM-driven television advertising scheme available on a trial basis, currently aimed towards professional advertisers, agencies and partners.

    Communication and publishing

    3D Warehouse
    Google 3D Warehouse is an online service that hosts 3D models of existing objects, locations (including buildings) and vehicles created in Google SketchUp by the aforementioned application's users. The models can be downloaded into Google SketchUp by other users or Google Earth.

    Apps
    Custom domain and service integration service for businesses, enterprise and education, featuring Gmail and other Google products.

    Blogger
    Weblog publishing tool. Users can create custom, hosted blogs with features such as photo publishing, comments, group blogs, blogger profiles and mobile-based posting with little technical knowledge.

    Buzz
    Integrated with Gmail service allowing to share updates, photos, videos and more at once. It lets the users make conversations about the things they find interesting.

    Calendar
    Free online calendar. It includes a unique "quick add" function which allows users to insert events using natural language input. Other features include Gmail integration and calendar sharing. It is similar to those offered by Yahoo! and MSN.

    Docs
    Document, spreadsheet and presentation application, with document collaboration and publishing capabilities.

    FeedBurner
    News feed management services, including feed traffic analysis and advertising facilities.

    Friend Connect
    Friend Connect is an online service that empowers website and blog owners to add social features to their websites. It also allows users to connect with their friends on different websites that have implemented Google Friend Connect on their website.

    Gadgets
    Mini-applications designed to display information or provide a function in a succinct manner. Available in Universal or Desktop format.

    Gmail (Also known as Google Mail)
    Free Webmail IMAP and POP e-mail service provided by Google, known for its abundant storage and advanced interface. It was first released in an invitation-only form on April 1, 2004. Mobile access and Google Talk integration is also featured.

    iGoogle (Previously Google Personalized Homepage)
    Customizable homepage, which can contain Web feeds and Google Gadgets, launched in May 2005. It was renamed to iGoogle on April 30, 2007 (previously used internally by Google).

    Jaiku
    Jaiku is a social networking, micro-blogging and lifestreaming service comparable to Twitter.

    Knol
    Knol is a service that enables subject experts and other users to write authoritative articles related to various topics.

    Marratech e-Meeting
    Web conferencing software, used internally by Google's employees. Google acquired the software from creator Marratech on April 19, 2007. Google has not yet stated what it will do with the product.

    Notebook (Unsupported by Google, replaced with Docs)
    Web clipping application for saving online research. The tool permits users to clip text, images, and links from pages while browsing, save them online, access them from any computer, and share them with others. Google recently stopped development on Notebook and no longer accepts sign-ups. While old users can still access their notebooks, newcomers are offered to try other services such as Google Docs and Google Bookmarks[3].

    Orkut
    Social networking service, where users can list their personal and professional information, create relationships amongst friends and join communities of mutual interest. In November 2006, Google opened Orkut registration to everyone, instead of being invitation only.

    Panoramio
    Photos of the world.

    Picasa Web Albums
    Online photo sharing, with integration with the main Picasa program.

    Picnik
    Online photo editing service.

    Profiles
    It is simply how you present yourself on Google products to other Google users. It allows you to control how you appear on Google and tell others a bit more about who you are.

    Questions and Answers (Chinese / Russian / Thai / Arabic Only)
    Community-driven knowledge market website. Launched on June 26, 2007 that allows users to ask and answer questions posed by other users.

    Reader
    Web-based news aggregator, capable of reading Atom and RSS feeds. It allows the user to search, import and subscribe to feeds. The service also embeds audio enclosures in the page. Major revisions to Google Reader were made in October 2006.

    Google Sidewiki
    Google Sidewiki is a browser sidebar that enables you to contribute and read helpful information alongside any web page. The service went online on Sep 23, 2009‎.

    Sites (Previously Jotspot)
    Website creation tool for private or public groups, for both personal and corporate use.

    SMS Channels (Google India Only)
    Launched September 2008, allows users to create and subscribe to channels over SMS. Channels can be based on RSS feeds.

    Voice (United States Only)
    Known as "GrandCentral" before 2009-03-11, this is a free voice communications product that includes a POTS telephone number. It includes a follow-me service that allows the user to forward their Google voice phone number to simultaneously ring up to 6 other phone numbers. It also features a unified voice mail service, SMS and free outgoing calls via Google's "click2call" and 3rd party dialers.

    Wave (Unsupported by Google.)
    Google Wave is a product that helps users communicate and collaborate on the web. A "wave" is equal parts conversation and document, where users can almost instantly communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

    YouTube
    Free video sharing Web site which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. In October 2006, Google, Inc., announced that it had reached a deal to acquire the company for $1.65 billion USD in Google's stock. The deal closed on 13 November 2006.

    Development

    Android
    Open Source mobile phone platform developed by the Open Handset Alliance

    App Engine
    A tool that allows developers to write and run web applications.

    Code
    Google's site for developers interested in Google-related development. The site contains Open Source code and lists of their API services. Also provides project hosting for any free and open source software.

    Mashup Editor
    Web Mashup creation with publishing facilities, as well as syntax highlighting and debugging (Deprecated, since January 14, 2009).

    OpenSocial
    A set of common APIs for building social applications on many websites.

    Subscribed Links
    Allows developers to create custom search results that Google users can add to their search pages.

    Webmaster Tools (Previously Google Sitemaps)
    Sitemap submission and analysis for the Sitemaps protocol. Renamed from Google Sitemaps to cover broader features, including query statistics and robots.txt analysis.

    Web Toolkit
    An open source Java software development framework that allows web developers to create Ajax applications in Java.

    Google Chrome OS
    An Operating System utilizing the Linux kernel and a custom Window manager.

    Google Go
    A compiled, concurrent programming language developed by Google.

    Google Closure Tools
    Javascript tools used by Google products such as GMail, Google Docs and Google Maps

    Mapping

    City Tours
    An overlay to Maps that shows interesting tours within a city

    Maps
    Mapping service that indexes streets and displays satellite and street-level imagery, providing driving directions and local business search.

    Map Maker
    Edit the map in more than a hundred countries and watch your edits go into Google Maps. Become a citizen cartographer and help map your world.

    Building Maker
    Web Based building and editing tool to create 3D buildings for Google Earth.

    Mars
    Imagery of Mars using the Google Maps interface. Elevation, visible imagery and infrared imagery can be shown. It was released on March 13, 2006, the anniversary of the birth of astronomer Percival Lowell.

    Moon
    NASA imagery of the moon through the Google Maps interface. It was launched on July 20, 2005, in honor of the first manned Moon landing on July 20, 1969.

    Ride Finder
    Taxi, limousine and shuttle search service, using real time position of vehicles in 14 US cities. Ride Finder uses the Google Maps interface and cooperates with any car service that wishes to participate (discontinued as of October 2009).

    Sky Map
    An Internet tool for viewing the stars and galaxies, you can now access this tool through a browser version of "Google Sky".

    Transit
    Public transport trip planning through the Google Maps interface. Google Transit was released on December 7, 2005, and is now fully integrated with Google Maps.

    Search

    Aardvark
    Social search utility which allows people to ask and answer questions within their social networks. It uses people's claimed expertise to match askers with good answerers.

    Accessible Search
    Search engine for the blind and visually impaired. It prioritises usable and accessible web sites in the search results, so the user incurs minimal distractions when browsing.

    Alerts
    E-mail notification service, which sends alerts based on chosen search terms, whenever there are new results. Alerts include web results, Groups results news, and video.

    Base
    Google submission database, that enables content owners to submit content, have it hosted and make it searchable. Information within the database is organized using attributes.

    Blog search
    Weblog search engine, with a continuously-updated search index. Results include all blogs, not just those published through Blogger. Results can be viewed and filtered by date.

    Book Search (Previously Google Print)
    Search engine for the full text of printed books. Google scans and stores in its digital database. The content that is displayed depends on the arrangement with the publishers, ranging from short extracts to entire books.

    Checkout
    Online payment processing service provided by Google aimed at simplifying the process of paying for online purchases. Webmasters can choose to implement Google Checkout as a form of payment.

    Code Search
    Search engine for programming code found on the Internet.

    Dictionary
    Once part of Google Translate, it is now a standalone service that allows searching of words and phrases from over 22 languages[4].

    Directory
    Collection of links arranged into hierarchical subcategories. The links and their categorization are from the Open Directory Project, but are sorted using PageRank.

    Directory (Google China)
    Navigation directory, specifically for Chinese users.

    Experimental Search
    Options for testing new interfaces whilst searching with Google, including Timeline views and keyboard shortcuts.

    Fast Flip
    Online news aggregator that mimics the experience of flicking through a newspaper or magazine, allowing visual search of stories in manner similar to microfiche.

    Finance
    Searchable US business news, opinion, and financial data. Features include company-specific pages, blog search, interactive charts, executives information, discussion groups and a portfolio.

    Groups
    Web and e-mail discussion service and Usenet archive. Users can join a group, make a group, publish posts, track their favorite topics, write a set of group web pages updatable by members and share group files. [4]. In January, 2007, version 3 of Google Groups was released. New features include the ability to create customised pages and share files.

    Image Labeler
    Game that induces participants to submit valid descriptions (labels) of images in the web, in order to later improve Image Search.

    Image Search
    Image search engine, with results based on the filename of the image, the link text pointing to the image and text adjacent to the image. When searching, a thumbnail of each matching image is displayed.

    Language Tools
    Collection of linguistic applications, including one that allows users to translate text or web pages from one language to another, and another that allows searching in web pages located in a specific country or written in a specific language.

    Life Search (Google China)
    Search engine tailored towards everyday needs, such as train times, recipes and housing.

    Movies
    A specialised search engine that obtains Film showing times near a user-entered location as well as providing reviews of films compiled from several different websites.

    Music (Google China)
    A site containing links to a large archive of Chinese pop music (principally Cantopop and Mandopop), including audio streaming over Google's own player, legal lyric downloads, and in most cases legal MP3 downloads. The archive is provided by Top100.cn (i.e. this service does not search the whole Internet) and is only available in mainland China. It is intended to rival the similar, but potentially illegal service provided by Baidu.

    News
    Automated news compilation service and search engine for news. There are versions of the aggregator for more than 20 languages. While the selection of news stories is fully automated, the sites included are selected by human editors.

    News Archive Search
    Feature within Google News, that allows users to browse articles from over 200 years ago.

    Patent Search
    Search engine to search through millions of patents, each result with its own page, including drawings, claims and citations.

    Product Search (Previously Froogle)
    Price engine that searches online stores, including auctions, for products.

    Scholar
    Search engine for the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and scholarly fields. Today, the index includes virtually all peer-reviewed journals available online.

    Sets
    List of items generated when the user enters a few examples. For example, entering "Green, Purple, Red" produces the list "Green, Purple, Red, Blue, Black, White, Yellow, Orange, Brown."

    SMS
    Mobile phone short message service offered by Google in several countries, including the USA, Japan, Canada, India and China and formerly the UK, Germany and Spain. It allows search queries to be sent as a text message. The results are sent as a reply, with no premium charge for the service.

    Squared
    Creates tables of information about a subject from unstructured data

    Suggest
    Auto-completion in search results while typing to give popular searches.

    University Search
    Listings for search engines for university websites.

    U.S. Government Search
    Search engine and Personalized Homepage that exclusively draws from sites with a .gov TLD.

    Video
    Video search engine and online store for clips internally submitted by companies and the general public. Google's main video partnerships include agreements with CBS, NHL and the NBA. Also searches videos posted on YouTube, Metacafe, Daily Motion, and other popular video hosting sites.

    Voice Local Search
    Non-premium phone service for searching and contacting local businesses

    Web History (Previously Google Search History / Personalized Search)
    Web page tracking, which records Google searches, Web pages, images, videos, music and more. It also includes Bookmarks, search trends and item recommendations. Google released Search History in April 2005, when it began to record browsing history[5], later expanding and renaming the service to Web History in April 2007.[6]

    Web Search
    Web search engine, which is Google's core product. It was the company's first creation, coming out of beta on September 21, 1999, and remains their most popular and famous service. It receives 1 billion requests a day and is the most used search engine on the Internet.

    Statistics

    Analytics
    Traffic statistics generator for defined websites, with strong AdWords integration. Webmasters can optimize their ad campaigns, based on the statistics that are given. Analytics is based on the Urchin software and the new version released in May 2007 integrates improvements based on Measure Map.

    Gapminder
    Data trend viewing platform to make nations' statistics accessible on the internet in an animated, interactive graph form.

    Insights
    Google Insights for Search is a service by Google similar to Google Trends, providing insights into the search terms people have been entering into the Google search engine.

    Trends
    Graph plotting application for Web Search statistics, showing the popularity of particular search terms over time. Multiple terms can be shown at once. Results can also be displayed by city, region or language. Related news stories are also shown.

    Zeitgeist
    Collection of lists of the most frequent search queries. There used to be weekly, monthly and yearly lists, as well as topic and country specific lists. Closed 22 May 2007 and replaced by "Hot Trends, a dynamic feature in Google Trends". An annual Zeitgeist summary for the US and other countries is still produced.

    Other

    Health
    Puts you in charge of your health information. It claims to be safe, secure, and free. Organize your health information all in one place.

    Labs
    A website demonstrating and testing new Google projects.

    Hardware products

    Google Search Appliance
    Hardware device that can be hooked to corporate intranets for indexing/searching of company files.

    Google Mini
    Reduced capacity and less expensive version of the Google Search Appliance.

    Nexus One
    Smartphone that runs the Android open source mobile operating system

    Services

    GOOG-411
    Google's directory assistance service, which can be used free of charge from any telephone in the US and Canada. This service will be discontinued as of November 12, 2010.

    Google Public DNS
    A publicly accessible DNS server run by Google.

    Previous products

    Applications that have been discontinued by Google, either because of integration with other Google products, or through lack of support.

    Answers
    Question and answer service, allowing users to pay researchers to answer questions. Google announced the closing of service on November 28, 2006. All past discussions have been publicly archived.

    Browser Sync
    Saved browser settings for backup and use on other installations of Mozilla Firefox.

    Co-op
    Search can be defined to specified web sites or areas of a site. Free to set up Google Co-op renamed Google Custom Search.

    Deskbar
    Bar on your desktop with a minibrowser built into it. It was discontinued when a very similar feature was added to Google desktop. Some people preferred Google deskbar for its ability to add custom searching and the mini-browser so you wouldn't have to open an actual window. The last release, version 5.95, had a .NET plugin.

    Free Search
    Free code to embed either web search or site search into another website. Discontinued in favour of Google Co-op Custom Search Engine.

    Hello
    Allowed users to send images across the Internet and publish them to blogs.

    Joga Bonito
    Soccer community site, similar to services such as MySpace, in that each member had a profile, and could join groups based on shared interests. The service allowed a user to meet other fans, create games and clubs, access athletes from Nike, and watch and upload video clips and photos.

    Lively (Windows XP/Vista)
    3D animated chat program launched on July 9, 2008 and closed December 31, 2008.

    Local
    Local listings service, before it was integrated with mapping. The merged service was then called Google Local, which was further renamed to Google Maps due to popular demand. Google Local still exist, but only for Google Mobile Search.

    Google MK-14
    A 4U rack mounted server for Google Radio Automation system. Google Inc. has sold its Google Radio Automation business to WideOrbit Inc.

    Music Trends
    Music ranking of the songs played with iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media Player and Yahoo Music. Trends were generated by Google Talk's "share your music status" feature.

    Page Creator
    Webpage-publishing program, which can be used to create pages and to host them on Google's servers. However, to focus on another Google Webpage-publishing service called Google Sites, new sign-ups are no longer accepted since 2008. And all existing content on Page Creator has been transferred to Google Sites in 2009.

    Personalized Search
    Search results personalization, now fully merged with Google Accounts and Web History.

    Public Service Search
    Non-commercial organization service, which included free SiteSearch, traffic reports and unlimited search queries. Discontinued in February 2007 and re-directed to Google Co-op.

    Rebang (Google China)
    Google China's search trend site, similar to Google Zeitgeist. Currently part of Google Labs.

    Related Links
    Script that places units for related Web content, including pages, searches and videos, on the owner's Website, through embedded code. Discontinued in July 2007.

    SearchMash
    SearchMash.com Search engine that means to "test innovative user interfaces." Among its features are the ability to display image results on the same page as web results, feedback about features, and continuous scrolling results. Aside from its privacy policy and terms of service, there is no Google branding on the site. Discontinued November 2008.

    Shared Stuff
    Web page sharing system, incorporating a Share bookmarklet to share pages, as well as a page for viewing the most popular shared items. Pages can also be shared through third party applications, such as del.icio.us or Facebook. It was discontinued in March 30, 2009.

    Spreadsheets
    Spreadsheet management application, before it was integrated with Writely to form Google Docs & Spreadsheets. It was announced on 6 June 2006.

    Video Player (Mac OS X/Windows 2000/XP)
    Standalone desktop application that allowed you to view videos from Google Video.

    Voice Search
    Automated voice system for searching the Web using the telephone. Now called Google Voice Local Search, it is currently integrated on the Google Mobile web site.

    Web Accelerator (Windows 2000 SP3+/XP/Vista)
    Uses various caching technologies to increase load speed of web pages. (Accelerator is no longer available for download.)

    Writely
    Web-based word processor created by software company Upstartle, who were acquired by Google on March 9, 2006. On October 10, 2006, Writely was merged into Google Docs & Spreadsheets.

    Google X
    Re-designed Google search homepage, using a Mac OS style interface. It appeared in Google Labs, but was removed the following day for undisclosed reasons.

    Dodgeball
    Social networking site built specifically for use on mobile phones. Users text their location to the service, which then notifies them of crushes, friends, friends' friends and interesting venues nearby. (Discontinued January 2009). Google Latitude now provides most of Dodgeball's functionality integrated into the Google Maps service.

    Catalogs
    Search engine for over 6,600 print catalogs, which are acquired through Optical character recognition. (Discontinued January 2009)

    Google Notebook
    View and add notes to your Google Notebook. (Discontinued January 2009)

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