iGoogle, the company's customisable home page service, is to close on November 1, 2013. At least users are being given plenty of notice. Google's rationale is that apps for Chrome, Android and other platforms have reduced the need for iGoogle.
Similarly, the Symbian Search App will soon be retired on the basis that mobile web search can do a better job. Reading between the lines, it sounds like Google doesn't want to devote the extra resources to an app for a declining platform when the functionality can be delivered with less effort via the web.
Since Google Video closed to new uploads a little over three years ago, it should come as no surprise that the service will soon close completely. Google is inviting remaining users to download or delete their content, or migrate it to YouTube. All videos still in place after August 20 will be moved to YouTube as private videos.
Google Talk Chatback, which was used to allow website visitors to instigate a Google Talk session from the page they are viewing, is being discontinued in favour of the Meebo bar (Google has just agreed to acquire Meebo).
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