Google has tried many things and launched many apps, web services and even hardware, but how many last more than a few years? Google has become known for launching and then abandoning things and it has been happening for years.
The company does not appear to know what might be successful and so just throws out ideas to see which ones grab people’s attention. There have been successes, like Gmail, search, Drive and apps, but where is Google Wave, Google+, Google Inbox, and many others.
The next big thing that Google launches, people are going to ask how long it will last? Should I use it, it might be gone in a couple of years.
Another Google service is being shut down – Google Play Artist Hub. This was created for upcoming and unsigned artists to upload and sell their music through the Google Play Store.
Did you use it? Probably not, which is probably why Google is closing it.
It adds yet another item to the growing list of Google closures and the company isn’t finished yet – Google Play Music could be next. This competes with YouTube Music and there is no point in having two services that do essentially the same thing, so one has to go and it will probably be Google Play Music.