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 Viewer: I'm Not Seeing It
The idea behind the Google Viewer software program was that you could type in a query, press submit, and then sit back and watch as it loaded actual Web pages that it found. Next, Google Viewer displayed the results to you as a slide show. The program, which PC World reported on in 2002, was eventually abandoned.
The idea of sneaking a peak at a Web page before clicking on the link eventually came to fruition--it just didn't require a software download to do it. Today you can preview pages in search results delivered by, Powerset, and Yahoo, no application required.

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