Google Shuts Music Search Service For India
Launched in October 2010, the Google music search service aggregated songs from digital music stores such as In.com, Saavn and SaReGaMa. Ever since Google started its ‘spring cleaning process’ in September 2011, it has shut down or consolidated more than 60 products so far. Google India has brought down the curtain on its music search service after it failed to perform as per expectations. Although the company had also entered into a revenue-sharing agreement with the music sites.
The Google music search service is currently unavailable and users are redirected to Google India home page upon attempting to access the music page. However, this appeared to be a natural death of the service as Google had stopped updating the page.
Also, Google recently shut down location-sharing service Latitude. Other services which faced the axe are – Google Pack, Fast Flip, Aardvark, Google news badges, Google Reader, Google Voice app for BlackBerry, Google Cloud Connect Snapseed Desktop for Macintosh & Windows and Google Building Maker.