Google is doing some housekeeping, which means they’re planning on shutting down several of their existing services.
We all knew that Google Buzz was in its last days, but Google also announced that the other social features of iGoogle will be shut down as well. This is most likely to help Google focus all of their social media energy on Google+. Users will still be able to access their old Google Buzz content, but won’t be able to create new posts.
Code Search, a tool for helping people search for open-source code will be shut down on January 15th of 2012.
Here’s the official statement from Google:
Changing the world takes focus on the future, and honesty about the past. We learned a lot from products like Buzz, and are putting that learning to work every day in our vision for products like Google+. Our users expect great things from us; today’s announcements let us focus even more on giving them something truly awesome.”