Can Google bring down Prostitution as well?

Is Google going to enter into prostitution as well? That is food for thought. I guess many of you might be wondering what is going through my mind and why on earth I think Google is likely to enter into prostitution?

You know what, this search engine Giant has tried their hands on soo many business and had failed miserably so I was pondering whether they are going to try prostitution as well and bring down the world’s oldest profession?

Today’s post is all about some of Google’s failures. That is the discussion for the day.

In January 2006, Google acquired dMarc Broadcasting, a radio-based advertising platform, for $102 million in cash along with future performance payments that could have totaled up to $1.1 billion.

 

Google promised that it would bring to radio the type of measurable, performance-based ads that it was known for in search. A new Google Audio Ads product was introduced (logo above from the Natural Search Blog). Three years later, Google jumped out of broadcast radio ads. It turned out that Google couldn’t measure performance as it hoped.

And read Google’s reason why it failed;

The failure celebration quote:

 

At Google we’ve never shied away from high-risk, high-reward projects. We believe that making big bets is not only in the best interests of our users and partners, but also important for our long term success. In 2006, we launched Google Audio Ads and Google Radio Automation to create a new revenue stream for broadcast radio, produce more relevant advertising for listeners and streamline the buying and selling of radio ads. While we’ve devoted substantial resources to developing these products and learned a lot along the way, we haven’t had the impact we hoped for. So we have decided to exit the broadcast radio business and focus our efforts in online streaming audio….

We have always accepted that if you take risks not all of them will pay off. Deciding to close products is never easy, but we will continue to focus on advertising products that provide measurability for advertisers, and are relevant and useful for users, listeners and viewers.

Irrespective of the reasons given above, it doesn’t take the shine away from the fact that they failed with Google Audio Ads.

Let check out the next Big failure of the gurus.

Dodgeball was purchased in May 2005. Some feel it could have turned into a Foursquare-like service for Google, and that’s where the irony is rich.

 

Dodgeball was cofounded by Dennis Crowley, who left Google in April 2007, saying “the whole experience was incredibly frustrating for us.” Crowley went on to start Foursquare, currently the hot location “check-in” service that just received another round of investment.

 

Google’s quote to celebrate the Dodgeball failure:

 

Some of you may also be familiar with Dodgeball.com, a mobile social networking service that lets you share your location with friends via text message. We have decided to discontinue Dodgeball.com in the next couple of months, after which this service will no longer be available. We will communicate the exact time-frame shortly.

 

Another failure of the gurus is this;

Another January 2009 closure was Google Notebook, a way to clip text, images or search results and save them in online “notebooks” that could be shared with others. Google decided to close that in January 2009.

 

The closure quote:

 

At Google, we’re constantly working to innovate and improve our products so people can easily find and manage information. At times though, we have to decide where to focus our efforts and which technologies we expect will yield the most benefit to users in the long run. Starting next week, we plan to stop active development on Google Notebook. This means we’ll no longer be adding features or offer Notebook for new users.

 

Did the web need yet another way to build web pages? Google thought so and rolled out Google Pages in April 2006. Two years later, Google decided that its Google Sites product was the way to go. Google Page Creator was closed without fanfare. There was no official blog post about it.

There has of course being several Google products which never saw the day of light. The likes of searchwiki, Googebuzz, Goggle Videos, Feedly  all has gone down..

So the question is, which current Google’s product is next and can they bring down prostitution when the venture into it?

33 Replies to “Can Google bring down Prostitution as well?”

  1. Google wants to destroy online business. They are just promotion their own products. They want people use Adwords for their business. F**K The Google… #HateGoogle

  2. And now, it’s robots. The web giant is reported to have started massive investment into the future which they call robots. I sincerely hopes that fails, m not sure there is any need for co-existence between humans and robots. iRobot by Will Smith should ring a bell.

    In as much as Google has taken big risks, and have failed in some, I believe the web search remains their biggest revenue home, after seeing the combination of Yahoo! and Microsoft join forces to create Bing which flopped after 30-days, I realized that Google has locked-down that area for a long while.

    Yahoo! for me has suffered more, most of their products acquired ended up being a colossal flop and it took the courage of new CEO Marissa Mayer to start shutting down most of those redundant services in an attempt to reposition the company at an enviable position.

    Well researched article buddy.. Enjoy the rest of the day. 🙂

    1. Hi bro,
      You being the boss of Resource Garage, do you think Google’s plans of building robots will succeed?

      I think they should concentrate on what they do best and stop moving from this to that.

      Thanks for your comment bro and do enjoy your day as well.

  3. Interesting List dude! I had no idea about dodgeball I thought that was just a movie about 2 gym owners so thanks for sharing that!

    I am surprised thought you not mentioned Google Buzz it’s first attempt at a social network and micro blogging service! I remember getting invited to try out the beta of that service and thought that this was going to be a FB killer!

    Was it a failure though? I think not I believe Google learned a lot from Buzz and not the have G+. Like the old saying goes ‘We all learn a lot from our Failures’

    Epic Post dude once again!
    – Phillip

    1. Hi Philip,

      I think I made mention of Googlebuzz during the concluding paragraph.

      I tried it as well and simply didn’t understand why they decided to shut it down.

      Thanks for your comment and do have a great day.

  4. Wonderful facts about google, I really don’t google has this many failures and most of the people don’t know about it. This is something unique and wonderful share mate.

    Cheers!

    1. Hi Vicky,
      The failures of Google are simply enormous. This was simply a tip of the iceberg.

      Thanks for your comment and do have a great day.

  5. Interesting share bro which I have not heard about this stuff as Google trying to enter in all fields recently they bought an company which of robot making but not sure how will they proceed even though there is an failure on everyone’s life enjoyed reading your post

  6. Hi Emmy,

    I believe Google is making jest of many internet users and other search engines like Yahoo and we bloggers being the source of what we tend to spending most of our time on, however,if the need be, we all can ignore Google if we know how to play safe by telling Google they don’t really own our future rather we make their future.

  7. Hello Emmaneul
    Really extra and interesting topic. I dont think Google can stop the world’s oldest business. Google has lots of failures in the one hand and also has lots of successes so, both should be kept in mind. Now every Google products are at the top position.
    I am a Google lover and the topics introduced here are too unknown for me. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Bhusal,

      It has being a while since I heard from you. Please how are you doing?

      Thanks for your comment and do have a nice weekend?

  8. Hi… Emmanuel
    Wow! really very Amazing Post once again you submitted here. I’m glad to See this helpful for me. I really Like this Site and This content Thaks to Share. 🙂

  9. Hello,

    Yet another wonderful article, Google is always working to hide it’s failure which wasn’t know to most of the people. And I also think google can’t do anything in stopping the oldest business or can do it.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  10. I agree there are many failures but still Google is number one is online advertising world and it is multiplying its business by 60% of what it is currently.

  11. Well I think yes, they can do it.
    No-one knows the internet better than Google and they can simply omit specific types of sites showing in search results.
    In this way I think this can be achieved.

  12. Hi Emmanuel

    You sure know how to write a great title 🙂

    I love the post and did not know any of this so thanks for the update on some of Google’s dealings.

    Sue

  13. Wonderful title and post emmanuel, after reading all the comments and your post seems like google need to check out the people votes lol

    Thanks

  14. Well I don’t think this can be happen in Google eyes Because Google hats this. Google has made many paltines of Prostitution Blogs & websites & Google is totally against Prostitution. So I don’t think Google will Prostitution up in SERP.

  15. if we search through new for this kinds of interesting topic I am damn sure you won’t find another one. Disha Sharma is really creative writer. Thanks for this kinds of master piece of article.

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