Google to close ten products

Products, the company plans to close include social network powered question and answer search tool Aardvark, news content browsing and reading for web and mobile devices Fast Flip and a note-taking and URL clipping service Notebook. It would also close Desktop, which allowed customers to access their documents and data from local sources.

The company plans to shift people over to using cloud-based storage and Google Maps API for Flash, which gave ActionScript developers a way to integrate Google Maps into their applications.

Google also plans to eliminate its Google Pack programme, which allows users to download a variety of softwares. Among other services that would be discontinued are— Image Labeler, Google Web Security, Subscribed Links and Sidewiki.

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