so google quietly dumps a bunch of their api's back in june. they include api's for products such as google translate, transliterate, video search, image search, news search and a bunch of others. people who depended on these services for their products and sites are basically left out in the cold.
while these terminations mainly affect developers, google could easily do the same for any of their products, like gmail, or calendar, or sites. services that people have come to depend on, could be abruptly cut off with no much consequence to google itself.
this doesn't exactly inspire confidence and proves that free isn't really free. there are significant risks when you put too much trust in one company, even google.