Google started out as a small search engine focused entirely on quality results, with profitability as an afterthought. It was this model that made them the behemoth 8000 lb gorilla they are today. Now, after many years of being a pioneer in new ideas and beta programs, Google is pulling the plug on many projects. They’re calling it, “fall spring-cleaning.” Now, they will be focusing on profitability and generating more revenues. That’s what happens when a company goes public – they have shareholders to answer to, rather than the freedom to spend resources on R&D.