Google kills two more products
Google is cutting back heavily on its products and services. With the closing down of uploads to Google Video, Catalog Search, Notebook, Dodgeball, Jaiku and Mashup Editor one could think Google was ready with its cutbacks for now. But no such thing.
Today we see yet two more products being cancelled: Print Ads and iGoogle for the iPhone. Print Ads will stop at the end of February, iGoogle for the iPhone is killed right away. The question is: what’s next? Google Reader?
On the Google blog Spencer Spinnell, Director of Google Print Ads, explains :
iGoogle for the iPhone
“Hey everyone, I have an update for you. We’ve decided to direct iPhone users to the standard mobile iGoogle page. We’ve found that people hit iGoogle from lots of different phones — we want to ensure you’ll all see the same version. Most or all of your existing content should translate over to the standard mobile version. The only exception would be any gadgets that aren’t compatible with most mobile browsers.”
A lot of users are, to say the least, not amused by the closure of iGoogle for the iPhone. At a Google forum they complaint about the lower user experience.
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