The social networking platform Aardvark which is a searching tool to get questions and answers, is being closed by Google. Moreover, Fast Flip is an experiment in displaying the latest news content online and Notebook, a note-taking and URL-clipping service.
Senior vice president Alan Eustace commented in a post on Google’s blog, “Over the next few months we’ll be shutting down a number of products and merging others into existing products as features. […] This will make things much simpler for our users, improving the overall Google experience. It will also mean we can devote more resources to high impact products—the ones that improve the lives of billions of people.”
He also said, “We’ll continue to take risks on interesting new technologies with a lot of potential. But by targeting our resources more effectively, we can focus on building world-changing products with a truly beautiful user experience.”
Google has stopped continuing many services. For example Desktop, which has been replaced by cloud computing in recent times. Google Pack, a tool where you can download a lot of software in a pack and Sidewiki as well, which is a collaborative effort to website expansion.
Furthermore, Google is going to close more services like API for Flash, Google Web Security, Image Labeler and Subscribed Links.