Google Announces Shutter Of Knol, Gears, Search Timeline & More

Google has announced the shutting down of several Google services from the Google Search Timeline to their knowledge site, Knol.

Here is a list of services Google is closing in the near future or has already closed:

  • Google Bookmarks Lists closing on December 19, 2011, which leaves searchers with no way to recoup their Google starred results.
  • Google Friend Connect is shutting down March 1, 2012 and sending people to Google +.
  • Google Gears will lose all support on December 1, 2011 but Chrome now has offline support.
  • Google Search Timeline is currently not working anymore.
  • Google Wave becomes read only on January 31, 2012 and on April 30, 2012 it goes offline.
  • Google Knol will work until April 30, 2012 and then you have until October 1, 2012 to export your data off Knol.
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Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: Business Issues | Google: Gears | Google: Google+ | Google: Knol | Google: Search Customization


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