Google plans to drop seven products

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Google plans to drop seven products

Google recently announced that it will end seven of its services of which the Knol, Google Gears and Google Wave are included. This announcement is the third time and it is the off-season spring clean announcement. The US based firm has made this cull of seven of its services at once and the main reason for this is their incapability to fair well in the market.

The market analysts and the experts claim that the users might not sign in to the new services offered due to this act by the company. Google has mentioned that it is in a process to shut down all the products that cannot and have not created the impact that was hoped. The company has plans to integrate some other features that will perform well with its broad product spectrum and end the others that have led to a different path. The ultimate aim of Google is to create a simple, more intuitive and a maginificent user experience.

Products that bid goodbye:

  • Google Wave: combines email and the instant messages for a real-time collaboration


  • Google Friends Connect: webmasters can add some social features for their sites using embedded snippet codes


  • Google Bookmarks List: users can share the bookmarks with their friends


  • Google Gears: an effort to maintain the web browser even while working offline


  • Knol: 3 project styled like Wikipedia to improve the web content


  • Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal: project to improve the solar power usage


  • Google Search Timeline: historical queries result graph

Previously, Google announced the shut down of some of the above mentioned products but now it has provided some details about when this will take place. While Google says it is an attempt to have a simple service list, some of the experts claim that Google is concentrating more on Google+, its new social networking website and is trying to make it a Facebook rival.

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