26 Apr '12, 7pm

Google Related, One Pass Shutting Down

Google Related, One Pass Shutting Down

Google Related , a browser extension that served up recommended links in the form of news, video, web, and image content from around the web, didn’t see the kind of adoption Google expected. Launched in August, Google Related will be retired “over the next few weeks.” One Pass , the subscription service for news publishers that was revealed in February 2011, has been shut down due to low usage. Google will transition to “other platforms”, such as paywall substitute Google Consumer Surveys , which launched earlier this month. Google Consumer Surveys basically allows businesses to conduct surveys and allows visitors to gain access to content that would otherwise be off-limits behind a paywall/subscription area. The Patent Search homepage is being redirected to Google.com, with Google promising it will load twice as fast, feature Google Doodles, and expand with patents from o...

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