More analysis of Google’s terminated health and power management projects
Google has shuttered services in the past – its store for phones, the Google Wave collaboration service – but nothing of this importance in terms of a major data problem that needed to be cracked.
The Silicon Valley company has not shown any signs of retrenchment with new data frontiers until now. Google Books, its bold initiative to digitise the leading library collections, continues.
But health and energy seem to have foundered on the fact that the services have not been widely adopted enough.