Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Google service-cleanup updates

Google logoEarlier this year Google announced the shutting down of many of its services, and already started doing it. Well, today the company reported on the progress of the clean up, letting us know how it’s been coming along. Google Bookmarks List – an experimental feature for sharing bookmarks will be saying good bye on December 19th. Google Bookmarks will stay, but the feature to collaborate and share your lists with your friends will be gone. Google Friend Connect will be retired on March 1st, 2012 – folks are encouraged to create Google+ pages for their followers instead.
Google Gears for Gmail and Calendar offline will stop working on December 1st, and will be not be available to download. Google Search Timeline will no longer no longer be available, Google Wave will be read-only on January 31st and completely turned off in April 2012. Knol will stop working on April 30th, 2012 and become read only when you can download or migrate your files, until October 1st where it will be shut down. Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal (RE<C) has also been shut down, with Google letting other companies do the job instead.
Will any of you be missing these Google services?