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

By Jason Fitzpatrick on September 6th, 2011

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/6/11
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