Google has announced that they are finally closing down certain Google Search APIs on February 15, 2016.
Vijay Subramani, Technical Program Manager, Google Cloud Platform quoted:
“Back in 2011, we announced the deprecation of the following APIs: Google Patent Search API, Google News Search API, Google Blog Search API, Google Video Search API, Google Image Search API. We supported these APIs for a three year period (and beyond), but as all things come to an end, so has the deprecation window for these APIs.
We are now announcing the turndown of the above APIs. These APIs will cease operations on February 15, 2016.”
Google is giving an alternative for the APIs listed above, in Google Custom Search API