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Google Kills Services: Notebook, Dodgeball, Others Gone
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 15 January 2009 11:10
Google to cut 7 servicesGoogle is shutting down various unpopular projects it has been working on and is also sacking about 100 employees, in what it seems to be a bad week at the search giant's offices around the world.

Daniel Ionescu, PC World
Jan 15, 2009 5:12 am

So what is actually happening? Well, the bad economic times are catching up with the search giant, so Google is downsizing by closing some unpopular or unproductive projects and is shifting to fewer engineering site.

Google announced that it will end development and close down in the coming months Jaiku, Dodgeball, Catalog Search, Google Notebook and uploads for Google Video. At the same time, the company will be hiring at a reduced rate, though laying off 100 recruiters and reshuffling another 70 engineering staff worldwide to other locations.   (Comments...)

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