Thursday, January 15, 2009

Google closing Google Video, Catalog Search, Notebook, Dodgeball, Jaiku and Mashup Editor

Google’s announced they’re closing or ceasing development of a variety of products as part of an already continuing move to keep efforts focused on other products with greater usage. These include an end to video uploads to Google Video, closure of Google Catalog Search, Google Notebook, Dodgeball, the microblogging service Jaiku and the Google Mashup Editor.

Ending uploads to Google Video because YouTube was the leading property for this; Closing Notebook because it offers other services that allow for notetaking, such as Google SearchWiki, Google Docs and Google Bookmarks; Dodgeball was designed to allow people to easily connect with others near them via their cell phones; Jaiku is a micro-blogging service similar to Twitter that never got out of the invite-only stage. Read more on closures of these google products/services, click here

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