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Google shutting down iGoogle, Google Mini, Google Video and more

by T2D Staff on July 4, 2012

Google again is shutting down few of its services, and this time those services which we have never heard such as Google Mini, Chatback and Symbian Search App. Let’s see those in details.

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iGoogle

iGoogle is basically a customizable home page which the search giant launched in 2005. The iGoogle is a combination of widget platform and RSS reader. Google says the need of it has been eroded over time and it will be plugged out in 16 months time.

Google Video

This is Google’s original video-hosting platform. Since May 2009 people hardly uploaded video there. By August 20 the search giant will export videos from Google Video to YouTube channels.

Google Talk Chatback

It is Google’s own text chat widget for Web publishers. Google is now shutting it down and pushing the function to Meebo bar that the search giant acquired recently.

Symbian Search App

Symbian phones are retiring and people are purchasing Android devices. So, Google need to shut down the Symbian Search App.

Google Mini

It is a hardware search appliance for enterprises by Google. Google Mini is also bidding good bye.

For Further Reading:

  1. Google launches G+ Hangouts On Air facilitating self live video broadcasting to 40 countries
  2. Opera Mini 7 launched for Google’s Android
  3. Google Added Flights Results to Google Search
  4. German court orders Google’s YouTube to filter video uploads for copyright abuse
  5. Google introduces paid Google Drive to help store files online
  6. Google’s Nexus 7 is no threat to Apple’s iPad: Analyst
  7. Google Waves Goodbye To Seven More Products

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