Thursday, November 24, 2011

Google Kills many products including Google Wave and Knol


Google has announced that it in the process of shutting a number of products including Google Wave and Knol.

Find below the list products/services which are going to be closed by Google.

Ø  Google Bookmarks Lists
Ø  Google Friend Connect
Ø  Google Gears
Ø  Google Search Timeline
Ø  Google Wave
Ø  Knol


 Google Bookmarks Lists is the experimental feature for sharing bookmarks and collaborating with friends. It will be closed on December 19, 2011.
Google Gears will be stopped on December 1, 2011. Instead of Google Gear, Google is going to focus on HTML5 for implementing offline browsing capabilities.




Google Wave   will be turned off completely on April 3, 2012. Wave users can export the individual wave to pdf files.




Google Friend Connect (GFC) allows webmasters to add social features to their sites by embedding a few snippets of code. It will be retired on March 1, 2012. Google recommends using Google+ badge instead of this retiring service.


 Knol will work as usual until April 30, 2012, and the knol authors can download  their knols to a file and/or migrate them to WordPress.com


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Google recommends the Knol users to use
 Annotum.org, which is powered by WordPress and was built in collaboration with Solvitor and Crowd Favorite for moving the knol content.




We have lot of
 knols and Knol Collections including a knol about Anil Mishra  which is getting around 200 page views every week without doing any promotion.



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