Google to Shut Down Meebo Bar on June 6

by Christopher Freeburn | April 29, 2013 11:49 am

Google to Shut Down Meebo Bar on June 6

google building 6301 300x225 Google to Shut Down Meebo Bar on June 6[1]It’s the end of the line for the Meebo Bar[2], the surviving remnant of the social media advertising platform acquired by Google (NASDAQ:GOOG[3]) last year.

Google announced on Monday that Meebo Bar will cease operations on June 6. The service will continue to offer analytics until the end of June. Google suggests uninstalling the Meebo Bar from browsers prior to deleting Meebo user accounts, PC Magazine notes.

After purchasing Meebo in June 2012, Google shut down all of its products, except for the Meebo Bar.

Meebo’s team will be folded into other Google projects. The Meebo Bar used JavasScript to allow website publishers to permit users to share their website’s content on social media networks.

Google recently announced that it would shutter its long-running Google Reader service[4] in July.

Last week, rumors circulated that Google would acquire news summarizing service Wavii[5] for $30 million.

Shares of Google rose about 2% in Monday morning trading.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/google-building-6301.jpg
  2. end of the line for the Meebo Bar: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2418268,00.asp
  3. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  4. shutter its long-running Google Reader service: http://investorplace.com/2013/03/google-to-shut-down-reader-in-july/
  5. would acquire news summarizing service Wavii: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/google-snaps-up-wavii/

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