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Google [URL="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-sweep.html"]announced today[/URL] that they will be shutting down Google Buzz in order to fully concentrate on Google +. Among some other Google products and features:

Here’s the latest update on what’s happening:
[LIST][*][B]Code Search[/B], which was designed to help people search for open source code all over the web, will be shut down along with the Code Search API on January 15, 2012.[*]In a few weeks we’ll shut down [B]Google Buzz[/B] and the Buzz API, and focus instead on Google+. While people obviously won't be able to create new posts after that, they will be able to view their existing content on their [URL="http://profiles.google.com/me"]Google Profile[/URL], and download it using[URL="http://www.google.com/takeout"]Google Takeout[/URL].[*][B]Jaiku[/B], a product we acquired in 2007 that let users send updates to friends, will shut down on January 15, 2012. We’ll be working to enable users to export their data from Jaiku.[*]Several years ago, we gave people the ability to interact socially on iGoogle. With our new focus on Google+, we will remove [B]iGoogle's social features[/B] on January 15, 2012. iGoogle itself, and non-social iGoogle applications, will stay as they are.[*]The [B]University Research Program for Google Search[/B], which provides API access to our search results for a small number of approved academic researchers, will close on January 15, 2012.[/LIST]For more commentary on the subject see: [URL="http://mashable.com/2011/10/14/rip-google-buzz/"]RIP Google Buzz[/URL]

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