This week Google has a announced that its will be closing 10 of its experimental services including Aardvark
the start-up created by ex-Googlers and acquired by Google back in
February 2010. Other services to be closed include Google Desktop which
will closing on September 14th and Google Maps API for Flash.
Other closures include Google Fast Flip which was started to help
pioneer news content browsing and reading experiences for the web and
mobile devices, together with Google Pack, Google Web Security and
Google Notebook. You can view a full list of all ten experimental
services that Google is closing the doors on over on the Google Blog post.
Google explains that developers working on the projects will be moved
over to work on Google new Google+ social network which is currently
still in beta, and other high impact projects.
"Over the next few months we’ll be shutting down a number of
products and merging others into existing products as features.”- "It
will also mean we can devote more resources to high impact products—the
ones that improve the lives of billions of people. All the Googlers
working on these projects will be moved over to higher-impact products.”