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Monday, September 5, 2011

Aardvark Google intends to discontinue service

Aardvark Google intends to discontinue service, web-based question and answer service that Google bought at a price of $ 50 million last year. The plan is called "autumn cleaning".

Alan Eustace, Google's senior vice president post in his blog, "The technology develops, people need to change, some favorable and others not."

Related Aardvark, Eustace said, the service was experimenting with social search. Although Aarvark discontinued service, Google will continue to experiment provide a similar service.

Aardvark addition, Google also intends to stop Google Desktop as at 14 September 2011. And storage changes from local to cloud computing and the integration of search and gadgets have reduced the demand function.

Not only that, eight other software products and services will also be discontinued. Products and services that are Fast Flip, Google Maps API for Flash, Google Pack, Google Web Security, Google Image Labeler, Google Notebook, Sidewiki and Subscribe links.

Eustace said, another goal of the termination of the service is to streamline the company's HR. HR handles the service will be moved to other projects more contribution.


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