Google Flipper on the way?

Google Flipper on the way?

Summary: It sounds like Google is getting close to making a service called "Google Flipper" public in Google Labs. The service is still under lock and key -- only people from inside the corporate network have access to it.

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It sounds like Google is getting close to making a service called "Google Flipper" public in Google Labs. The service is still under lock and key -- only people from inside the corporate network have access to it.

The service appears to be a new way to view news data -- instead of seeing headlines and descriptions, you basically see a screenshot of the actual news article. Check out a screenshot of the new service at TechCrunch.

Personally, I would much rather use Google News at it exists today than something like this. What do you think?

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  • Looks interesting...

    I'll try it out... but if I am not able to easily
    scan news articles of interest, I'll probably
    stick to the standard Google News.
    BIGELLOW
  • RE: Google Flipper on the way?

    It sounds cool in concept, but after seeing a screenshot i have to say i think flipper is just going to be a gimmick rather than a better way to read the news, IMO the current system of headlines and short descriptions is better than a shrunk screenshot of the article. i will say though, with the recent influx of legitimite competion I appluad google for trying to be innovative.
    Nomad08
  • How do they get away with it?

    Just another way for Google to make money off of other people's creative, copyrighted material.
    M.W.H.
  • Looks like a cheep knock off of Safari 4

    http://www.apple.com/safari/whats-new.html

    Kinda looks/feels like a cheep knock off of Safari 4's top sites, only in google style... I am running Safari 4 it on an imac 24" with a 20 Mbits Fiber connection. That top sites feature is really slick, ellegant, stylish, and fast. Exactly what I have learned to expect from Apple.
    i8thecat
  • RE: Google Flipper on the way?

    Personally I like the Google News myself. Using my slow broadband it would almost be tomorrow before I get to read the news today.
    Deb G
  • RE: Google Flipper on the way?

    I've been flipping it to Google for a long time.
    Loverock Davidson
    • HAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

      He means the middle finger!!! do you get it????!!!

      He doesn't like Google so it gives them the middle finger!
      maskman01
  • Less = more

    Why another overflow of small print laced with images? If i'd
    be interested in ALL the web paged I'd open them myself.

    Just the captions for me please, I'll CLICK if I'm interested!
    Herrie
  • Not on the G1

    Maybe on the desktop, not on a G1 (or any other phone).
    epcraig