06 Sep '11, 10am

Google will shut down 10 services to focus on 'high impact products that improve the lives of billions of people'

Google has closed 10 services so it can focus resources on 'higher-impact products'. The services being closed by Google include Aardvark, a social network-powered question-and-answer search tool, Fast Flip, an experiment in displaying news content online, and Notebook, a note-taking and URL-clipping service. In a post on Google's blog, senior vice-president Alan Eustace said: "Over the next few months we'll be shutting down a number of products and merging others into existing products as features. This will make things much simpler for our users, improving the overall Google experience. It will also mean we can devote more resources to high impact products - the ones that improve the lives of billions of people." He added: "We'll continue to take risks on interesting new technologies with a lot of potential." Other services being discontinued include Desktop, which the c...

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