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Google to shut down Alfred, the local recommendation app, next week on July 19

Google's Alfred will be put to rest next week, will have to get your local recommendations elsewhere
By: Charles Gantt | Apps News | Posted: Jul 13, 2013 3:29 am

Lately, it appears that Google is shutting down more of its services than it is creating. Today, we learned that the local recommendations application known as Alfred will cease to exist after July 19. Alfred came to Google back in December 2011 when Google purchased Clever Sense, but development seemed to progress at a snail's pace as Google was focused on making its Google+ Local service better.

 

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Alfred was a sort of a digital concierge that would inform you of the best places to eat, drink, and party based on your taste. At one point it was even being pitched as a Pandora for the real-world. Google did not issue an official blog post about the shutdown like it has for previous service shutdowns such as Reader or Latitude. The announcement came, however, in the form of a notification when users loaded the Alfred app on their mobile device.

NEWS SOURCES:Venturebeat.com

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