Today, Google announced it will be shutting down Google Buzz in a few weeks. They say shutting down Buzz and the Buzz API will better help them focus on Google+, where users will be able to see their existing Buzz content and download it using Google Takeout.
In addition to Buzz, Google Labs will also be shut down as was previously announced, along with Boutiques.com and Like.com being replaced with Google Product Search. Other changes happening include; The University Research Program for Google Search, which provides API access to Google’s search results for a small number of approved academic researchers will close on January 15, 2012. Code Search, which was a way to help people search for open source code all over the web, will be shut down, along with its API on the 15th as well.
Jaiku, a product Google acquired in 2007 that lets users send updates to friends, will be shut down with lastly iGoogle’s Social Features, all to further concentrate on Google+,