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Google shut down several popular services to promote Google +
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17.10.2011 16:40:31
Google refuses to service functionality which partially reflected in the social networking Google +, as well as those that are not relevant at this time.
Google shut down several popular services to promote Google +

Google is close microblogging service Google Buzz, application programming interface (API) service and a few others in the coming weeks, citing a desire to focus on developing social networking Google +, the company said.

Google is considered one of the most successful Internet companies in the world, and closing some of its projects always attract attention of society and shows in what direction we should expect further development of the online giant.

Commenting on his decision, Google announced that they refuse to service functionality which partially reflected in the social networking Google +, as well as those that are not relevant at this point.


Google Buzz after the close of the project will not be able to publish new posts, but they can view existing content in your Google profile and download it using Google Takeout.

Google Buzz was launched in early 2010. Service users can view the messages that communicate with each other. All these functions have been integrated into the e-mail service Gmail. Immediately after the launch of the service has undergone sharp criticism for shortcomings in the system security (user account has been open to all contacts in the mail Gmail).

Also, Google announced the closing of January 15, 2012 a microblogging service - Jaiku, which was positioned as a competitor to Twitter.

the same day will be disabled with iGoogle social features and a covered program University Research Program for Google Search, which gave scientists access to the search results of Google for research.

Google decided to abandon the service Code Search, which helped to look for open source in the network. The company will close the service and its API and January 15, 2012.

These steps confirm

Google's intention to focus on priorities, as stated CEO Larry Page in the declaration of financial results of the second quarter of 2011.

recall, in July, Google announced the closure of the project Google Labs, in which the corporation employees develop experimental features. In June it was announced the closure of the service Google Health, which allows users to access their personal data about the health and well-being, and Google PowerMeter, which helped to collect statistics on consumption of electricity in the house.

On the correctness of the strategy

Larry Page can be seen, for example, the financial results of the company. Google's net profit in the third quarter of 2011 increased by 25.8% over the same period last year and reached $ 2.73 billion.

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