All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘google wave’

Google Wave Lives On (In Another Dead Google Project)

A team of Google engineers in Atlanta has been working on a collaborative code editor called Collide for the past year. Google pulled the plug on the project, and shut down its Atlanta engineering department, but the project will live on thanks to open sourcing efforts. Now former Googler Scott Blum posed to Google+ (Google’s Matt Cutts tweeted a link …

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Pinterest Has a Graveyard for Failed Google Products

Google, like any large company, has had its share of failed products and services. Just this week, Google has shut down some of its products, including Google Video, Google Mini, and iGoogle. With the beta culture still alive and well within Google, it’s also easy for half-baked concepts to make their way to a public beta release. Since Google products …

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Google Wave Closes Today, Move Out While You Still Can

Remember Google Wave, the company’s first attempt at social networking? It was really ambitious and the idea is still really awesome, but the majority of users really didn’t think so. While the company has learned from their mistakes to create the seemingly successful Google+, there are still some people who really cared about Google Wave. For those users, we first …

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When Does Google Wave Shut Down?

Remember Google Wave? It’s been nearly two years since Google announced that it was shutting it down, but it’s still been around in some capacity. The technology is still live, on a read-only basis, at I can still go there and see the (very few) conversations I’ve had there in the past – from 2009. Google has now sent …

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Google Shuts Down More Services

Google continues to trim down its product line as part of the company’s new “focus”. The Internet giant announced that it is closing down some more of them, and some functionalities of others. Google Wave. You may have already thought it was dead. The company announced that it would no longer develop for it over a year ago. Starting January …

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Google Refreshes Google Docs Presentations, Adds 50 New Features

Google announced a major refresh of Presentations in Google Docs, adding 50 new features, including transitions, animations, new themes, drawings, and rich tables. “A year and a half ago, we released completely new document, spreadsheet and drawing editors. Google Docs has been picking up speed ever since with more than 60 new features and millions of new users,” says software …

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Google Has a New Social Experiment

Update 2: Google has now officially announced Shared Spaces, saying: 

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Google Wave Lives on as Apache Wave

Earlier this year Google made an unexpected move when it announced it would shut down Google Wave as a standalone product. Since then, despite a lack of mainstream use, it has become clear that Google Wave has a loyal fan base, and Google has made efforts to open source much of the code behind Wave. 

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Google Open Sources More of Wave So Developers Can Take Advantage

Google has given an update on its immediate plans for Google Wave. As you probably know, the company recently announced that it would be shutting down Google Wave as a standalone product, thought Google said it would preserve the technology behind Wave for future use and integration with other Google products.

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Google Wave Around Until the End of the Year

Google recently announced that it would be shutting down Google Wave, at least as a standalone project. The company has now released an update on that note.

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“Save Google Wave” Site Forms

In the official blog post announcing the discontinuation of Google Wave, a Google exec claimed that the service had earned "numerous loyal fans."  Now, in an effort to save Google Wave, they’ve banded together and created a special site.

The "Save Google Wave!" site can be found, appropriately enough, at  It offers visitors the chance to express their support by giving the cause a virtual thumbs up, and a little over 20,500 individuals have done so to date.

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Google Wave – Ahead of its Time or Just Another Failure?

Google Wave may be going away, but it is highly unlikely that the web has felt its presence for the last time. As Google said in its announcement, the company will "extend the technology for use in other Google projects."

Were you able to find a reason to use Google Wave?
 Tell us about it.

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