Google Kills Again: This Time Shuts Down India Music Service


Google has pulled the plug of it's music service in India after launching it in October 2010. Clicking on will now redirect users to Google India' search page. The service allowed users search songs based on artist, album, song title and movies and listen to them from Google's local partners like Saregama and Saavan.

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The software giant has been shutting down services as part of it's consolidation process for the products and services which began in 2011. Earlier this year, Google also discontinued it's Reader service which allowed users to get news feeds from their favorite sites. Further, Google also closed it's Building Maker service which was used for making 3D building models for Google earth and maps.

Furthermore, reportedly the search giant will also be shutting down the Google Latitude. The app that allows mobile phone user to allow certain people to view their current location on August 5. The company has also killed several other services, earning it self the nick name of "serial killer".

As per the report of WSJ, in regard to the shut down of the music service, a spokeswoman for Google India said "This is part of an ongoing effort across Google to bring greater focus to our portfolio of products."

"In the case of music, we felt that there are many legal music options for users now featured in search (from other websites)." she added.

This is not the first music service to be shut down in India this year. Flipkart also discontinued it's Flyte digital music store back in May with reasons being due to lack of demand.

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