As Google shuts down Google Labs, we look back at the many innovations the effort brought us
The best of Google Labs
After a long run full of successes and failures, Google announced on Wednesday it will ax its Labs. Google Labs was a place where the company's employees were encouraged to release early-stage projects that they developed under Google's policy of allowing the use of up to 20 percent of a work week for innovation.
We rounded up a few notable Google products that either had humble beginnings in the Labs initiative or are currently still a part of Labs. Let's start with Gmail.
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