THE GOOG

As You Crack Open That July 4th Beer, Pour One Out for iGoogle and Google Video

The end. (Photo: flickr.com/caterina)

Google’s decluttering continues unabated. The latest products carted off to the garbage dump: iGoogle, Google Video, and Google Mini, plus Google Talk Chatback and the company’s Symbian Search App.

As the announcement explains, “we need to focus—or we end up doing too much and not having the impact we strive for.” To that end, one of the company’s most redundant offerings is finally reaching its logical conclusion: Whatever’s left on Google Video (which hasn’t even accepted uploads since 2009) will be relocated to YouTube later this summer.

Similarly, Chatback is being shut down in favor of the Meebo bar. Read More