2010 tech industry graveyard

An ongoing list of IT companies, technologies and ideas killed off or headed for the end of life (with maybe an occasional one that comes back to life).

Google Gears

Google announced in February that its Gears project, which allowed offline use of Web services, would be discontinued as the company turns its attention to supporting standards like HTML5. For Google, which seemingly launches a new project or two daily, end-of-life (or "retirement") stories are inevitable. The company announced in February on its Gmail blog, for example, that it was retiring a handful of projects/features, including Email addict and Muzzle.

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