Google closes iGoogle and other products

Google announced that as part of normal operations it is closing or combining the following product suites:

iGoogle will be retired in the next 16 months. Users will have that time to migrate their data. Google says: ‘With modern apps that run on platforms like Chrome and Android, the need for iGoogle has eroded over time, so well be winding it down’

The Google Mini (Enterprise level search tool) Google says that the same functionality can be better delivered by one of these: Google Search Appliance, Google Site Search or Google Commerce Search.

Google talk chatback (Allowed search users to interact with their visitors)

Google Video – Everything is moving to Youtube as private videos ( )

Google Symbian Search App – Google says: ‘Switching from the app to the web experience will enable users to make the most of the web-wide improvements we make for search all the time’