Google cuts projects in 'spring clean'

The web giant has launched into the spirit of spring cleaning with a cull of its lesser-used projects and services

In the spirit of "spring cleaning", Google has announced a laundry list of products and services it is cutting soon.

A full list with details was posted on the official Google blog on Friday, but chief among the changes is no more support for Google Sync for BlackBerry, starting on 1 June. Meanwhile, the mobile web app for Google Talk is being shut down. Starting on Friday, the Picasa Web Albums Uploader for Mac and Picasa Web Albums Plug-inin for iPhoto will no longer be available to download.

In addition, there will be no more updates for Picasa for Linux, while the Google Flu Vaccine Finder has been retired, with anyone interested in this being redirected to the HealthMap Flu Vaccine Finder.

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