Google Shutting Down Buzz and Labs

Posted In Google - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 With 0 Comments






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Google recently announced that they are shutting down Google Buzz (Twitter copy) along with Google Labs (a house of new inventions) in a few weeks time. Although people would be able to export their content using Google Takeout.

This is in endeavor to keep their focus on the new social platform Google+.

They wrote:

We aspire to build great products that really change people’s lives, products they use two or three times a day. To succeed you need real focus and thought—thought about what you work on and, just as important, what you don’t work on. It’s why we recently decided to shut down some products, and turn others into features of existing products.

  • In a few weeks we’ll shut down Google Buzz and the Buzz API, and focus instead on Google+. While people obviously won’t be able to create new posts after that, they will be able to view their existing content on their Google Profile, and download it using Google Takeout.

Google is going to reduce the number of apps that they run and integrate many into one for people to not only remember them easily but also reduce cost of Google in managing them.

They further added:

Changing the world takes focus on the future, and honesty about the past. We learned a lot from products like Buzz, and are putting that learning to work every day in our vision for products like Google+. Our users expect great things from us; today’s announcements let us focus even more on giving them something truly awesome.