Google Labs Closes, Innovation to Go On?

Google Labs Logo Google announced that the company will discontinue its Google Labs efforts, and will focus more of its resources and efforts on its core products.

Some projects and experiments in Google Labs will end immediately. And some Labs products and technology will be folded into other Google product areas.

Google Labs team has created many useful tools such as Google Transliteration, Google Goggles, Script Converter and SWF to HTML5 Converter. It is sad to see them go.

Bill Coughran, Google’s senior vice president for Research and Systems Infrastructure, said the company has learned a lot by launching very early prototypes in the Labs. But he added that the company’s “greater focus is crucial if we’re to make the most of the extraordinary opportunities ahead.” He added that many Google Labs products that are available as apps through the Android Market will continue to be offered there.

“We’ll continue to push speed and innovation–the driving forces behind Google Labs – across all our products, as the early launch of the Google+ field trial last month showed,” Coughran said in the blog post.

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