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I wonder what this is the average of? It is the average of just things that were killed, or the average of all products, including living ones like Search? And is it really average or is it median?

> based on discontinued products listed on our website

This makes me think it is only dead products, which seems like it would skew things a bit.

If anything this tells me it takes them a long time to make a decision to kill something.

Exactly. This website is either making a very basic mistake or is just plain misleading.

This is part of the reason why I decided not to include stats at killedbygoogle.com . When you included flagship products things like Gmail, Maps, Drive, Docs, etc the 'average lifespan of a Google product' rises significantly.

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