Would love to hear @scottjenson's thoughts on the end of Google Nearby.
@ondra Wow, that is pretty crummy. Google really just can't handle products that don't take off like wildfire, eh?
@bikecurious Yeah. First they take their resources from the product, let it slowly die and then blame it on spam (or security incident in case of Google+).
It's actually quite predictable by now. I was thinking about crawling #Google blogs for mentions of their products and correlating it with their life-cycles. Once new features stop coming, you can count months till they announce they are shutting it down. :)
Not much to say. The efforts to trim spam but not filter valid offerings was hard. Notifications are seen as a recommendations compared to web results which are seen more skeptically