Google announces the closure of Google Listen, Apps for Teams, and Google Video for Business
In an effort to “focus on high-impact products that millions of people use many times a day”, Google announced a new restructuring of some of its services. As a result, products like Google Apps for Teams, Google Listen and Google Video for Business say goodbye.
The move is explained in Google’s corporate blog, also explaining some of the reasons for the change and close of these services. Google Apps for Teams was a possibility for users of schools and universities have access to Docs and Talk, but it was not as useful as previously thought, hence, from the September 4, this option will be absorbed into the accounts of Use Google staff.
Listen Google was a search and organization of podcasts, but since Play through Google can do something similar now, Listen will be discontinued from November 4, and given the option to their users that they can export their subscriptions. For its part, Google Video for Business was a service for companies and educational establishments, where they could store video for internal communications. This service will now be part of Google Drive, may migrate files for free, and not be counted within the storage limit Drive.
In Google promise that these future changes and go towards improving Services which are more popular or used by more people. The truth is that cover similar services into one makes more sense to have several duplicates, does anyone of you going to miss those who abandon us?
Link: Official Google BlogTags: Closure, Google, Google Apps for Teams, Google Listen, Google Video for Business, products, restructuring, Services