When Larry Page stepped up to the CEO gig at Google last year, one of his pledges was to trim some of the fat at the company.
Continuing along that path and 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 is available on the official Google blog, but here's a snapshot of some of the changes that might affect you the most:
Yes, some of these items might be things you'll miss. But Matthias Schwab, director of Cloud Services at Google, explained in a blog post that "making changes to products or services is hard, but we do need to maintain our focus if we are to do important things that matter in the world.
A goal here, Schwab continued, is to improve the overall user experience for Google users. Thus, less really could be more in this case if Google can dedicate more resources to bigger projects, like Google+ and Google Play (and maybe even Google Drive), and make them better over the course of the next year.