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Google To Shut Down 10 Products As It Focuses On High Impact Products

Google to shut down 10 products as it focuses on high impact products, to bring a better experience to its users.

Google to shut down 10 products as it focuses on high impact products, to bring a better experience to its users.

When Larry Page took over as the CEO for Google back in April, he promised that he would cut the inefficiencies in the company, and so over the next few weeks and months Google will be doing some fall cleaning and removing products such as Aardvark, Desktop, Google Maps API for Flash and Subscribed Links. Also set to go are Fast Flip, Google Pack, Google Web Security, Image Labeler, Notebook and Sidewiki.

Some of these products are recent acquisitions, like Aardvark which Google only bought last year for $50 million, but the aim is top make things simpler for Google users.

These are not the only products which are to be ended, as Google recently reported to have shut down Google Health, Google Labs and Google PowerMeter Services.

With products getting pulled there was a concern that jobs would be lost, but this will not be the case, according to sources, many of these employees will be shifted over to work on other more profitable products.

Senior Vice President of Google, Alan Eustace, said in a blog post that “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.”

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