Google is canceling projects left and right in attempt to be more efficient

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  • Google is attempting to operate more efficiently by honing in only on projects it deems a priority.
  • The movement to be more efficient has reportedly resulted in half of its Area 120 projects being canceled.
  • The employees who were working on the canceled projects may be terminated if they can’t find another job within the company.

As Google tries to save money and operate more efficiently, the search engine giant has canned half of its projects at one of its research and development divisions known as Area 120.

Lately, Google and Alphabet CEO, Sundar Pichai, has been talking a lot about making Google more efficient. In a July internal memo obtained by The Verge, Pichai told his employees that the company would have to work with, “greater urgency, sharper focus, and more hunger than we’ve shown on sunnier days.” More recently, while speaking at last week’s Code Conference, Pichai told attendees that he wants to make the company 20% more efficient, according to CNBC. Now we could be seeing Pichai put those words into action.