Google to Wind Down Labs Site

Google said it would “wind down” Google Labs, a website that allowed Google users to download or use prototypes of new products.

The announcement Wednesday comes a week after CEO Larry Page said the company would put “more wood behind fewer arrows,” meaning it would put more resources behind fewer products. “Focus and prioritization are crucial given our amazing opportunities,” Page said during the company’s second-quarter earnings call.

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year that Page asked every product and engineering manager to email him, in 60 words or less, an explanation of whatever project they were working on. The expectation was that Page would eliminate projects that he felt weren’t worthwhile.

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