Fast Flip is one of nine in a batch of products to be discontinued from Google Labs. The company announced it would shutter Labs experiments shortly after releasing its second-quarter earnings results in mid-July.
Other Labs products Google will shut down:
Aardvark: Social search product that helps people answer each others’ questions.
Desktop: Gives instant access to data while online or offline.
Fast Flip: Provides a faster, richer news content browsing and reading experience.
Google Maps API for Flash: Allows ActionScript developers to integrate Google Maps into their applications.
Google Pack: Makes it easy to download and install a package of Google and third-party applications.
Google Web Security: Protects against web malware attacks.
Image Labeler: Helps people explore and label images on the web.
Notebook: Helps people combine clipped URLs from the web and free-form notes into documents they can share and publish.
Sidewiki: A browser sidebar that lets people contribute and read information alongside any web page.
Subscribed Links: Enables developers to create specialized search results that were added to the normal Google search results on relevant queries for subscribed users.