Google Fired Buzz

Filed under Social,Technology / Pratyushkp / October 15th, 2011

Google announced a “fall sweep” on October 14, detailing the shuttering of several products, including Google Buzz, the company’s controversial attempt at a social network. Bradley Horowitz, Google VP of product, wrote the following in a post on the Official Google Blog: In a few weeks we’ll shut down Google Buzz and the Buzz API, and focus instead on Google+. While people obviously won’t be able  [ Read More ]


Google Dumps Google Toolbar For Firefox

Filed under Social,Technology / Pratyushkp / July 22nd, 2011

Google has been doing some major housecleaning: The web giant announced Wednesday that it would be shuttering Google Labs, an online incubator of experimental products. Thursday, Google alerted its users in a brief blog post that it was effectively phasing out its Google Toolbar for Firefox, a feature that users could install in their Firefox browser for easy access to Google.com, Gmail, sharing, and other  [ Read More ]


Google Labs To Be Shuttered, Though Gmail Labs Not Affected

Filed under Social,Technology / Pratyushkp / July 21st, 2011

In an effort to “prioritize [its] product efforts,” Google announced in a blog post on Wednesday that it will “wind down” Google Labs, the company’s incubator for experimental features and products. “While we’ve learned a huge amount by launching very early prototypes in Labs, we believe that greater focus is crucial if we’re to make the most of the extraordinary opportunities ahead,” Google said in  [ Read More ]