Google Pulls a Variety of Online Products and Projects

Google, in a continuing its efforts to streamline product offerings, has announced its decision to axe more online products.

What the company has termed as its 'off-season spring cleaning' started when Google co-founder Larry Page became the new CEO of the company after Eric Schmidt stepped down.

In a blog post, Google said it was axing those products that had not made much of an impact on the web to offer a more streamlined Google experience online.

The new list of projects and products being axed by Google include Google Wave, which Google stopped developing a year ago. The company said that Wave will become read-only in January 2012 and will go offline at the end of April.

Google Bookmarks List, which hoped to allow people to save and share bookmarks with friends is also getting the axe along with Google Friend Connect, which has largely been replaced by Google+.

The company also announced the demise of Google Gears, Google Search Timeline, Google Knol, the company's answer to Wikipedia and the Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal (RE