Google Shuts Down Fast Flip in "Fall Spring-Clean"

Sep 08, 2011

Google is performing a "fall spring-clean" over the coming months, according to its blog. As reported on paidContent, the company is shutting down some of its products and services, and modifying some of its existing products to incorporate features from the discontinued products. Among the shuttered products is Google's Fast Flip, a service that assembled news webpages as thumbnails that the reader could flip through, as though they were printed paper on a newsstand.

The list of 10 products that will be shut down includes Google Notebook, Sidewiki, Google Desktop, and Google Image Labeler. Some of the services have been rendered irrelevant or redundant due to the advent of web-based apps and cloud computing. Google plans to give its users sufficient notice and support in the transition from one product to another.