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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Google Ends Hello

Google is shutting down Hello, Picasa’s photo sharing service which was part of the Picasa acquisition back in 2004. On the program, Wikipedia writes:

Hello by Google’s Picasa is [was] a free computer program that allows users to send images across the Internet and publish them to their blogs. It is similar to an instant messaging program because one can send text, but Hello focuses on digital photographs.

I made a copy of Hello’s old homepage and their “how it works” page* as the site is now just displaying the following message:

All good things come to an end. So it is with sadness that we say goodbye to Hello.

Hello will be shut down on May 15th.

We originally embarked on a mission to make photo sharing easier and more fun with Hello. We plan to keep carrying that torch in new projects to come.

We hope that you continue to enjoy the other sharing products Google offers including Picasa, Picasa Web Albums and Google Talk.

Wonder what Google aims to do with this neat domain name now?

[Thanks Rob!]

*I removed scripting from the cached pages.


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