Google+ keeps eating other products

Google+ is Pac Man at Google headquarters and all these other weird little side products are the white dots. WAKA WAKA WAKA.

Google is closing down more programs and continuing to narrow its focus. It's getting rid of the highly useful Google Desktop. WAKA WAKA WAKA

Also gone: Aardvark, the social search company that Google acquired last year. WAKA WAKA WAKA Oh yeah. Social search. Wasn't that supposed to be the next big thing? And never really turned out to be?

There are 8 other shutdowns. Click here and see if you've heard of any of them: WAKA WAKA WAKA

Thought: do you know what Dippin' Dots are? Little freeze dried ice cream pellets? They're advertised as the ice cream of the future and have been advertised that way for many years now. Yet ice cream still exists. So social search is the Dippin' Dots of online products.

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