Top 10 Google flubs, flops and failures

Not everything Google touches turns to gold. These are some of Google's biggest nonstarter Web services, software programs, and business moves.

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Google Catalog: Ready for Recycling
Interested in seeing what the latest prices for USB flash-based drives are? Google Catalog's top search result links you to a 2001 MicroWarehouse catalog where a 256MB Trek ThumbDrive Pro will run you $595. Google Catalog has been in a perpetual state of beta since 2002, and currently its most recent catalog offering for a search on "laptops" delivers a Cyberguys Spring 2006 catalogue. Google Catalog now works more like the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine than like a place to browse and see before you buy.

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