Google finally realises that half of their products are completely useless

17 October 2011

Bitterwallet - Google logoGoogle are streamlining a whole bunch of their services as they seemingly have realised that no-one wants or uses them.

The most well-known thing being culled is the useless and annoying Google Buzz. Obviously, the company don't need it as they've replaced it with Google+.

Other Google products will be closed on 15 January, 2012, including: Code Search and the Code Search API, Jaiku and Igoogle. Chances are, you've never even heard of these things, so your life can carry on as normal.

If you're mental enough to still use Google Buzz, you'll still be able to view post from a Google Profile, but the Buzz tab on Google+ will disappear.

"We aspire to build great products that really change people's lives, products they use two or three times a day," said Bradley Horowitz, VP of Product at Google.

"To succeed you need real focus and thought - thought about what you work on and, just as important, what you don't work on. It's why we recently decided to shut down some products, and turn others into features of existing products. We learned a lot from products like Buzz, and are putting that learning to work every day in our vision for products like Google+."

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TOPICS:   Technology

4 comments

  • Wilko
    They are closing iGoogle? Why? I love it! Useless fuckwits!
  • igoogler
    iGoogle is fantastic, what complete twonks.
  • Richard
    iGoogle is not being closed; just some of the social features Several years ago, we gave people the ability to interact socially on iGoogle. With our new focus on Google+, we will remove iGoogle's social features on January 15, 2012. iGoogle itself, and non-social iGoogle applications, will stay as they are http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-sweep.html
  • igoogler
    Result - see the power of BW! ;)

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