aka "The Google Cemetery – A list of dead Google products and why they died"
and some hacker news comments
but there are more
So few little things we can use from all that
as Adobe AIR software developers
what is not good enough for Google can be a good little niche
they kill Google Reader? how about building a Google Reader clone for the desktop?
as Adobe AIR users when someone doubt about the longevity of AIR
statistically you can say that AIR has less chances to be deprecated than any Google products
and for the solo dev and other small team it is reassuring
building software is hard even for the big company like Google
there is not a single software Google coudl build that you can not build (well.. a bit differently )