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On Tuesday, Google has announced to stop five services as they are not core to its business. Among those products that are to be stopped is the iGoogle which is the personalized homepage service.
iGoogle will be shut down on November 1st, 2013 offering the users 16 months of time to export their content. In its official blog, Google has stated that there are tons of web and mobile applications today and iGoogle is not too important or necessary for the users.
Google Video has stopped taking uploads since May 2009 but it still hosts content. These contents will be moved to YouTube. This service will be stopped on August 20th. There is no need for users to delete or download the content in the meantime.
The other services that are getting axed are Google Talk Chatback, Google Mini and Symbian Search application. Google claims that closing the products is a tough choice and its very hard to think how it will impact on the users.
Larry Page, the co-founder of Google who took the position of CEO of the search giant has closed over 30 products.