As part of its continued pursuit of “focus” Google (s GOOG) is shutting down five more products. That includes Google Video, iGoogle, Google Mini, Google Talk Chatback and its Symbian Search App, the company announced in a blog post Tuesday afternoon.
Google Mini is being retired on July 31 after seven years because it’s basically redundant, Google says, thanks to Google Search Appliance, Google Site Search and Google Commerce Search. In place of Google Talk Chatback, the company is encouraging users to switch to the Meebo Bar, which Google now owns thanks to its purchase of Meebo last month. The Symbian Search App is being retired so Google can “focus out efforts on our mobile web search experience” — also, Symbian’s market share of mobile devices has dropped like a rock and Google cares about improving Android search more.
iGoogle isn’t actually going anywhere until November 2013, but Google is…
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