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Google to Disable Google Sets Project

Mountain View-based search behemoth Google Inc. is likely to kiss its Google labs “Sets” project goodbye on September 5, according to a company announcement.

Google Sets allows users to choose up to 5 related objects which are then categorised into groups of similar objects. For those wondering about the practical uses of this feature, Google Sets helps establish relationships between specific items.

However, on September 5, the feature will be axed along with a few other projects, most of which are under the Google Labs banner.

Apparently, Google did not find it necessary to explain why it was pulling the plug on the project.

The only explanation of why Google is ending Google Sets and other projects came from Bill Coughran, the senior vice president for research and systems infrastructure, “While we’ve learned a huge amount by launching very early prototypes in Labs, we believe that greater focus is crucial if we’re to make the most of the extraordinary opportunities ahead,” as reported by MyBroadband.

It is not known at this time which of the other Google projects will be discontinued or if new projects will replace them.