Google continues to bring more bad news for the users of their lesser popular services.
We have already seen how they are offering an export service on Knol which would be shut down next year.
There are many other services that are being closed.
This is the third such announcement by the company. By the end of 2012, Google would probably become a very lean company!
Here are the services that are going to be shut down:
Google Bookmarks Lists (December 19 2011)
Google Friend Connect (March 1 2012)
Google Gears (December 1 2011)
Google Search Timeline
Google Wave (April 30 2012)
Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal
To recap, we’re in the process of shutting a number of products which haven’t had the impact we’d hoped for, integrating others as features into our broader product efforts, and ending several which have shown us a different path forward. Overall, our aim is to build a simpler, more intuitive, truly beautiful Google user experience.