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Area 120, Google’s in-house incubator, severely impacted by Alphabet mass layoffs


Area 120, Google's in-house incubator responsible for products such as Checks, Tables, Stack, and ThreadBite, has been severely impacted by broader layoffs at Alphabet, Google's parent company.


According to an email from a spokesperson, the majority of the Area 120 team has been "winded down," and only three projects from the division will graduate into core Google product areas later this year. The spokesperson would not specify which projects were being closed or graduated. Area 120 previously incubated pilots such as the workplace video platform ThreadIt, spectrum marketplace Orion, document scanner Stack, and others. It usually had around 20 projects running at any given time, though not all of them were made public.

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