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  • Google: Still “Shaking-Out” Products

    The company is taking the axe to the following products and services: Google Wave, Google Gears, Google Friend Connect, Google Bookmarks Lists, Google Search Timeline, Knol and Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal.

    Google on Tuesday announced the third round of its “spring cleaning” effort, aimed at streamlining its product offerings across the web.

    According to a post on the Google Blog written by the Senior Vice President, Operations and Google Fellow Urs Hölzle, the company is taking the axe to the following products and services: Google Wave, Google Gears, Google Friend Connect, Google Bookmarks Lists, Google Search Timeline, Knol and Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal.

    Unlike some of the products on this list, Wave is going away altogether. Hailed as an “email killer” when it launched in 2009, Google Wave failed to catch on over the course of its first few months, and the company announced plans to terminate the project in August 2010. According to Hölzle’s post, the service will become read-only on January 31, 2012 and will go dark on April 30.

    “You’ll be able to continue exporting individual waves using the existing PDF export feature until the Google Wave service is turned off,” Hölzle explains. “If you’d like to continue using this technology, there are a number of open-source projects, including Apache Wave and Walkaround.”

    Read Full Article in Huffington Post.com

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