Last spring, Page and Co. retired iGoogle, Google Mini and other services as part of a ‘spring cleaning’ initiative to help it better focus its efforts, and round two of the clean-up has just begun. This time around, Google Reader and seven other services are getting the axe. Mountain View says that it’s sunsetting the feed reader because it has “declined,” and that turning it off will allow it to pour its energy into fewer products. Diehard users will be able to take advantage of reader until July 1st, and they’ll be able to keep their data and subscriptions by using the outfit’s Takeout tool. Other products being put out to pasture include the company’s Building Maker, Cloud Connect, Apps Script and more. The search giant also announced that it’ll no longer sell or provide updates for Snapseed Desktop for Mac and Windows.
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Source: Google Reader Blog, Google Blog