Google closes down lesser-known services

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Google is currently reassigning people and letting some go. From an economy standpoint, this is similar to what other companies are doing, but in addition to personnel changes, Google is killing off a few of their projects. One in particular I have questioned the existence of since Google acquired YouTube, Google Video.

I had forgotten that Google Video existed prior to reading this article. Back when Google purchased YouTube, I thought they would merge the two services, but they never did. YouTube had the brand recognition, so Google would never have been able to re-brand it into Google Video with much success. Although I don’t believe they wanted to do this, they still held on to the lesser of the two for longer than expected.

So, bye bye Google Video! Will you be missed?

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