Saturday, October 15, 2011

death sentence announced for google buzz,jaiku and others

Google is busy clearing the desk;so that they could dedicate more time for products like google plus.Few months back,they decided to close google lab.Now is the time for google buzz,jaiku among others.
In this post here,google said that--
  • Code Search, which was designed to help people search for open source code all over the web, will be shut down along with the Code Search API on January 15, 2012.
  • In a few weeks we’ll shut down Google Buzz and the Buzz API, and focus instead on Google+. While people obviously won't be able to create new posts after that, they will be able to view their existing content on their Google Profile, and download it using Google Takeout.
  • Jaiku, a product we acquired in 2007 that let users send updates to friends, will shut down on January 15, 2012. We’ll be working to enable users to export their data from Jaiku.
  • 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.
  • The University Research Program for Google Search, which provides API access to our search results for a small number of approved academic researchers, will close on January 15, 2012.
 Out of all these i will miss mostly google buzz.I met few very nice people there;and on an average enjoyed the time spent there.
Best of luck for google.