Google performs another round of closures of services

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Google Apps for Teams, Google Listen and Google Video for Business have been the hit of this new purge of Mountain View.

 

Who would have thought that Google had just done after cleansing the closing last month of iGoogle and Google Videos is wrong. The company of the big G has reported more closures of products in line with its strategy to focus on those most popular tools and valid (provided at the discretion of Google, of course).

“Technology has the power to change people’s lives. But to make a difference, we must carefully consider what to focus and make difficult decisions about what not continue. This allows us to spend more time on the products you like and improve for you, “says Max Ibel, director of engineering in a post on the official Google blog.

 That said, playing to look at defenestrated services. The first consideration is Google Apps for Teams , a tool launched in 2008 that allowed people with verified business or school work using applications like Google Docs, Google Calendar and Google Talk. The company says that over time they realized that this service was not as useful for people as they had anticipated. As of September 4, existing accounts of Google Apps for Teams in normal Google accounts and service will be closed.

Google Video for Business also goes to a better life. This service allowing room and coming video sharing miu well for internal communications. In autumn all videos of this product will go to Google Drive, but the Mountain View colbrarán no users for it.

In addition, Google has decided to take the close to its mobile application to listen to podcasts Listen. The company explains that Google Play people can access a wide variety of tools for this purpose. However, users who have the app installed on their smartphones will continue to use it, but the possibility of searching of podcasts will be available starting November 1.

Interestingly its competitor Apple had introduced in June a mobile application with features very similar to the name Listen to Podcasts.

Finally, Google also announced that it closed some of their blogs updated infrequently, trying to make a communication in its most popular channels.

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