Good news everyone! Google announced today that three of its web services will be getting the axe by mid-year.
Picnik, a photo-editing company that Google acquired in 2010 with hopes of integrating into Picasa will be shuttered by April 19th, "so the Picnik team can continue creating photo-editing magic across Google products," said Dave Girouard, vice president of product management, in a blog post. Google Message Continuity, a service that backed up emails from clients' exchange servers will soon be shown the door, despite interest by "hundreds" of businesses; pushed out in favor of adding its functionality to the Google Apps suite. Needlebase, the data management platform you've never heard of, will also be killed off by June 1st.