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Google Shutters, Merges, and Cleans Up Nearly a Dozen Services

Google is doing a little autumn cleaning and shuttering, merging, and outright removing nearly a dozen services. Services affected include Google Notebooks, Maps, Pack, and Sidewiki.

Some of the changes are fairly dramatic as Google removes services; Fast Flip, Sidewiki, and Google Pack are all shutting down. Some of the technologies will live on in other Google Projects and others will vanish altogether.

Less dramatically Google Maps will lose the Flash API (the new emphasis is on the JavaScript side of things). Google Notebook is, after an extended period of living without active development and support, folding into Google Docs. Any notebooks you have will simple appear as documents in your Google Docs account.

Hit up the link below for a full run down of all the changes.

A Fall Spring Clean [The Official Google Blog]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/6/11

Comments (4)

  1. Wayne

    I’ve never used any of those services.

  2. nt0xik8ed

    what’s google?

  3. Masum

    How Do you know All this?

  4. Dabheid

    I was wondering why certain parts of my iGoogle homepage weren’t working..cheers it makes sense now

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