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30 June 2011 @ 10:53 am
Google acquires and kills products  
About couple of years ago Google bought Gizmo5 - service that among other things allowed to integrate Google Voice with Skype.
Immediately after acquisition Gizmo5 discontinued new account registrations.
Then in April 2011 they killed the project:
http://www.google.com/gizmo5/

Today I found out that in May 2011 Google purchased another useful service: Sparkbuy (laptops shopping & comparison web site).
http://www.sparkbuy.com/
"We are pleased as punch to announce that Sparkbuy has been acquired by Google.
.....
And while we won't be offering services at sparkbuy.com any more, stay tuned for truckloads of new awesome from our team at Google."
:-(

Again, Google killed the service.

Yet another disappointment.
 
 
 
Clean and soberanspa on July 3rd, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
Yet Another Fucking Microsoft
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on July 3rd, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
I guess it's inevitable with company age.
Sigh.