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Google Closes Down Several Products

Google AppsFriday – Google Inc., the biggest internet player, said that it will discontinue some of their products as they are going to focus on certain things and doubling their efforts and this will include its new Google+ under Larry Page, Google’s Chief Executive.

Alan Eustace, Google Senior Vice President, said in a blog post that Google Inc. will close Aardvark, a social search service company that Google bought last year for $50 million. But, Google will still continue the development of the social-search technologies, which makes users use the network of contacts to answer online questions, Eustace also cited.

Google Senior Vice President also said that they will also shut down other services including Notebook, which is used for collecting website addresses and other notes, and Desktop, which is used to search the content within a computer.

In the blog post he also said, “By targeting our resources more effectively, we can focus on building world-changing products with a truly beautiful user experience…”

The movements came from Google co-founder Larry Page, declaring his influence over the company since succeeding the top stop in April from Executive Chairman Eric Schimdt.

The closures of several products follows discontinuation of applications which was developed by Slide, a software that they acquire last year that makes social-network, also Google Labs, a site that allows users to sample prototypes of various products.

With this closures, Alan Eustace explained, “we can devote more resources to high impact products—the ones that improve the lives of billions of people.”