iGoogle, Google Video and Google Mini to be shut down
Google is continuing to shut down services which aren’t core to its business – the most notable of which are Google Video and iGoogle, its personalized homepage offering.
Google will retire iGoogle on Nov. 1, 2013, so users have 16 months to “adjust or export their data,”
Google is encouraging people to use Meebo, which it acquired last month instead of Google Talk Chatback
Google Video started as a video search engine in 2005 and subsequently morphed into a free video-sharing website. But it soon lost steam after Google acquired YouTube in 2006, and since 2009 there has been no new addition to Google Video. So you can understand Google pulling the plug on this one.
In September Google announced the shutdown of services like Aardvark and Flip, and followed that up with the end of Google Buzz and other products like Google Labs, Boutiques.com, and more. In Nov. 2011, it also announced the end of Gears, Wave, Knol, and more.
Google axed on all these products.It’s spring cleaning time at Google.Google is also shutting down its Symbian Search App (bad luck, Symbian users) and Google Talk Chatback (a live-chatting tool that could be embedded in websites) service. The Symbian Search app is being retired, meanwhile, so Google can focus on its mobile Web search experience