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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Google To Shutdown Dodgeball and Mashup Editor, Changes to Jaiku

With the yesterday’s announcement, it is clear that Google is closing its services such as Dodgeball and Mashup editor.

Google mentioned last April that they are in the process of porting Jaiku over to Google App Engine. After the migration is complete, they will release the new open source Jaiku Engine project on Google Code under the Apache License. While Google will no longer actively develop the Jaiku codebase, the service itself will live on dedicated and passionate volunteer team of Googlers.

With the open source Jaiku Engine project, organizations, groups and individuals will be able to roll-their-own microblogging services and deploy them on Google App Engine. The new Jaiku Engine will include support for OAuth.

Google has also decided to discontinue its mobile social networking service that lets you share your location with friends via text message, Dodgeball.com in the next couple of months, after which this service will no longer be available.

Google has also decided to shut down the Mashup Editor, currently in limited private beta, in favor of the more powerful App Engine infrastructure. Existing Mashup Editor applications will stop receiving traffic in six months.

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