Internet search giant Google has announced that it would be shutting down its iGoogle personalized home page and a few other services. iGoogle, the search giant’s personalized Web portal that was launched in 2005, will retire in November 2013. According to The Los Angeles Times, other services Google is winding down are Google Mini, the Symbian Search App, Google Talk Chatback, and Google Video.
Google said some of these products are getting the axe because they became outdated or redundant.For Example, Google Video, which stopped taking uploads in May 2009, is now officially migrating all users’ content to YouTube.Users have until August 20 to “migrate, delete or download” their videos, the company said.Similarly, “with modern apps that run on platforms like Chrome and Android, the need for iGoogle has eroded over time, so we’ll be winding it down,” the firm said. The services join a growing pile of relatively obscure products that Google has purged.A list from September of services to be retired included Aardvark, Fast Flip and Google Pack.