Lively in case you don't know it's sort of like a Second Life idea of Google to break into the space of virtual worlds. They started it in June this year and I thought it was a promising idea then and I still think so now. So it's curious why Google should just stop it.
This is the first time Google pulled the plug on one of their many pet projects.
Google has always been supportive of this kind of experimentation because we believe it's the best way to create groundbreaking products that make a difference to people's lives. But we've also always accepted that when you take these kinds of risks not every bet is going to pay off.Google cutting losses and cancelling it's bet ?
I guess this means times a really getting bad. A software financial giant like Google being frugal is not a good sign at all.