• Google spares three Area 120 R&D projects, including team working on a ‘Gen Z consumer product'

    12 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Last week, we learned Google's in-house R&D group, Area 120, had been severely impacted by the broader Google workforce reduction , impacting teams working on some of Google's more experimental ideas. However, we understand now that at least three Area 120 projects have been spared from these latest cuts, and will go on to “graduate” to other parts of Google later this year. These include Aloud , an automated and less costly video dubbing solution ; a privacy platform for app developers called Checks ; and Liist , a consumer app quietly acquired by Google last year.
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