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Google is certainly looking to have only great and popular services. After Buzz, the company is all set to axe several more services like Google Wave, Knol, Bookmarks list among few others. Here is the list of some of the services that Google will be shutting down in the months to come:
Google Bookmarks list – To be shut down on December 19, 2011.
Google Friend Connect – To end on March 1, 2012.
Google Gears – To be shutdown on December 1, 2011.
Google Wave – It will be turned off on April 30, 2012.
Google Knol – Google Knol will no longer be available after October 1, 2012.
Now, we have to wait and see whether Google will simply continue to enhance the existing products or if there are surprises for internet users in the months to come.
Google Buzz, a social networking and micro-blogging tool from internet giant ‘Google’, which was launched in February 2010 will be out of service within few weeks. Google announced this news on October 14, 2011 as a measure to focus solely on Google+. Earlier this year, Google announced that it may shutdown some of the products and services which are not widely used and may merge few of its services into existing products as additional features. In June 2011, Google launched Google+, another social networking platform which received a good response from users. Because of wider acceptance, Google is planning to focus on Google plus to make it more appealing and discontinuing older service ‘Buzz’.
According to the official Google Blog, “People won’t be able to create new posts after the shut down, they will be able to view their existing content on their Google Profile, and download it using Google Takeout.” Apart from Google Buzz, Google will also discontinue few other products, Code Search, Jaiku, iGoogle’s social features from iGoogle and some other products will be replaced by other products.
Will shutting down Buzz can help Google+ create a buzz?