The search giant not only presents new functions and updates, but also Google closes or combines its products. What closures has he announced and which of them are disconcerting?
Just before the July 4th holiday, Google Official blog published an announcement about spring cleaning in summer and presented a summary of the changes he's made. User can revolt but these closures are inevitable: the Google Mini, Google Talk Chatback and Google Video stop their work.
As Matt Eichner, General Manager (Global Enterprise Search) explained, Google Mini has had a good run but the products Google Search Appliance, Google Site Search and Google Commerce Search can provide this functionality better. But Google will continue providing technical support to Mini customers over a period of their contracts. Google Talk Chatbaсk is outdated, besides, Google encourages to use recently gained Meebo bar. And the remaining hosted content, users won't transfer, delete or download until August 20, will be moved to YouTube. The details on the YouTube blog.
The biggest change, users will possibly complaint a lot, is the retiring of iGoogle and Symbian Search App. The explanation – Google wants to “focus on creating beautiful technology that will improve people’s lives”. And what to do with the Google Web Search Help forum that is jammed pack with iGoogle complaints? Anyway, iGoogle will be retired on November 1, 2013 – users have 16 months to export or delete their data. And be sure, a lot of other changes will happen to Google during these months!
In addition a screen shot of some of the complaints, maybe a small percent of them, is presented to you: