Google to launch Flipper, magazine-style Google News


Google is currently working on what seems to be a rather neat and snazzy companion to Google News.

Testing has already begun for Flipper, basically Google News in a magazine layout and style. The single screenshot disclosed by Google shows that Flipper is capable of taking a snapshot of a web page, and displays it in a diorama for the user. It has been thought of as analogous to browsing through newspaper and magazine clippings.

Users will be able to refine searches through the use of keywords and search terms, and will also be able to browse the “clippings” by pre-defined categories, along with their staple “Most Popular” category.

While Google is scheduled to release Flipper in Google Labs soon, there is speculation that testing will be confined within the Googleplex, the Google main office.