The former Twitter exec said his latest venture was never meant to be a company.
In order to streamline its many offerings a bit, the Internet giant will retire some services, including Google Listen and Google Apps for Teams.
And some you have. On the chopping block: iGoogle, Google Video, Chatback, Google Mini, and the Symbian Search App.
Google may still be raking in the profits, but the mojo behind Gmail, Chrome, News, Translate, and Docs has started to fade in the face of stiffer competition.
Aardvark provides answers to detailed questions from a social network, such as, "Why does Google want to add Aardvark's technology to its arsenal?"
How do you get people to remember to use a service that they only need once in a while? Localmind keeps tweaking.
A day after announcing Google Plus has 40m users, Google has announced it's to close Buzz, its previous effort at social networking.
Purchase price for popular restaurant review company comes in at 1 percent the price of Motorola Mobility.
Google's swinging its big old scythe and killing off 10 lesser-used products, to free up cash for more important things, like Google Plus.
The Web giant continues to pare its operations, everything from social search to Web security, as it dumps divisions that don't offer the biggest opportunities.