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Google Closes 10 Services

Search engine, and now many other things, giant Google has closed 10 of its services in what has been described as a ‘Spring Clean’.

These discontinued services are to include social powered question and answer tool ‘Aardvark’, news content experiment ‘Fast Flip’ and note taking service ‘Notebook’.

This is being done so that Google can slim down their range of services, provide more simplicity for users, and to allow them to put more focus and resources into developing on its more popular services. A quote from senior vice president Alan Eustace on the official Google blog said :

“Over the next few months we’ll be shutting down a number of products and merging others into existing products as features. […] This will make things much simpler for our users, improving the overall Google experience. It will also mean we can devote more resources to high impact products—the ones that improve the lives of billions of people.”

The full list of discontinued Google services is as follows –

  • Aardvaark
  • Fast Flip
  • Notebook
  • Desktop
  • Pack
  • Sidewiki
  • Google Maps API for Flash
  • Google Web Security
  • Image Labeller
  • Subscribed Links

It will be extremely interesting to see what Google pulls out of its sleeve with it having much more resources to spread over its existing and future projects, and will they be able to replicate themselves in having the next ‘Google’ moment.

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