Google Plans to Shutdown Buzz
With the likely growth of Google+ [plus] , Google officially announced they are about in plan to shut down Google Buzz. Launched in last year Google buzz was mainly intended in positioning Google entry into social networking Infrastructure.
“We learned a lot from products like Buzz, and are putting that learning to work every day in our vision for products like Google+,” Bradley Horowitz, product vice president, wrote in a blog post about the Buzz shutdown. Buzz will close “in a few weeks,” he wrote, so that Google can focus instead on Google+.
Last year Buzz was in severe critics as it imposed Privacy concerns resulted in a complaint from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.Accompning Buzz shut down ,Google also decided steps to take down/closure of a few other services as well. In January, it will shut down Code Search, a service that let people search for open-source code. Google will also close , Jaiku, a Twitter-like service it acquired in 2007, along with University Research Program for Google Search, which offered API (application programming interface) access to Google’s search results for researchers.
Early in September about a number of other Google services were also in shut down policies, including Aardvark, Fast Flip, Sidewiki, Image Labeler and others.
Read More at official Google blog