Yesterday on the Google Official Blog the director of engineering, Max Ibel, announced several changes to Google products, which included the news that they are officially pulling the plug on the Google Listen application. This app was launched in 2009 and is used (or was rather) to access podcasts. Google have said there are many other apps for finding and listening to podcasts available through Google Play so Google Listen is a bit redundant. The app will continue to work for listening to podcasts if users already have it installed, however after the 1st of November the podcast search will no longer work. Users can still use Google Reader to locate their subscriptions and use the download function.