A long time ago I had high hopes for Google Videos but they eventually realized that it could never catch on. One thing that I can say for google is that they’re smart enough to know that if it doesn’t work, then let it go and move on by trying something else.
I really think that that is one of Google’s keys to success. We will not waste time on what doesn’t work… Period.
Article: Google shuts down iGoogle, which joins long line of shuttered services – http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-google-igoogle-killed-services-20131104,0,7733042.story#axzz2jkdBcmQX