“Google Buzz, which always had trouble generating much positive buzz during its short lifespan, is going the way of Donovan McNabb’s football career. Google casually announced that it’s putting the little-used social networking add-on out of its misery.
“In a blog post, the company said it will shut down Google Buzz “in a few weeks,” adding that everyone’s old Buzzed witticisms will not fade into the ether, but be viewable on their Google profiles. The goal seems to be to consolidate the company’s social networking efforts into Google+.”
“Five months after it introduced a cloud music service with limited capabilities, Google is in negotiations with the major record labels to expand that service and also open an MP3 store that would compete with Apple and Amazon.
“According to numerous music executives, Google is eager to open the store in the next several weeks. It would most likely be connected to Google’s existing cloud service, Music Beta, which lets people back up their songs on remote servers and stream them to mobile phones and other devices, said these executives, who all spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks were private and continuing.”