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.
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.
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.
It is a hardware search appliance for enterprises by Google. Google Mini is also bidding good bye.
For Further Reading:
- Google Steps Into Its Teens, Turns Thirteen
- Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, latest version of ICS
- Google Waves Goodbye To Seven More Products
- Opera Mini 7 launched for Google’s Android
- German court orders Google’s YouTube to filter video uploads for copyright abuse
- Google’s Nexus 7 is no threat to Apple’s iPad: Analyst
- Motorola Mobility Stockholders Approve Proposed Google Merger
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