You can't say Google isn't boldly striding forward, but the web company's also leaving quite a few services behind. Today, in the company's third round of "off-season spring cleaning," Google's dooming yet another set of projects to die. Pour one out for:
- Google Bookmarks Lists
- Google Friend Connect
- Google Gears
- Google Search Timeline (which actually disappeared early this month, to our dismay)
- Google Wave (it's gone for good this time)
- Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal (RE<C)
Not all these projects will shut down immediately, but those that don't, have expiration dates. Gears will stop working on December 1st, Bookmarks Lists will last until December 19th, and Wave will become read-only on January 31st and shut down on April 30th of next year. Knol will work until April 30th, and content will disappear after October 1st, 2012. As before, Google's trying to refocus its efforts on a smaller set of products going forward. Find Google's full explanation at our source link.