A Tech Giant Refocuses Itself

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

Investors and consumers often identify Google as one of the most innovative companies in the world. The search stalwart has an uncanny ability to experiment, regularly funding new projects before it fully understands their ultimate purpose. In fact, investors at times criticize Big G for its experimental ways, arguing that such practices lead to cost overruns. In an effort to trim waste, Google recently announced its plans to eliminate several of its less-promising projects. In this video article, Andrew sits down to talk about the move and Google more broadly.

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At the time this article was published Andrew Tonner has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Brendan Byrnes owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Google, and Microsoft.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendApple, Google, and Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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