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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 wave.google.com. I can still go there and see the (very few) conversations I’ve had there in the past – from 2009. Google has now sent …
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 …
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.
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.
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 SaveGoogleWave.com. 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.
Google Wave may soon make some significant strides towards winning over people who don’t see the need for a new form of communication. This week, Google semi-officially endorsed an open source project that would see Wave imitate several aspects of traditional online forums.
Google has launched a new set of tools to increase user interaction with Google Wave. Among the tools are a "WaveThis" button, a "WaveThis" bookmarket and a chrome extension.
When Google Wave invitations first went out, they were hugely popular, with requests appearing left and right and bids topping $5,000 in one eBay auction. Now, perhaps with the hope of creating a second surge of excitement, Google’s done away with the invitation system, opening Google Wave up to everyone (including Google Apps users).
What is by Google’s own admission a "glaringly obvious" missing feature has been added to Google Wave. Now, it’s possible for participants to be removed (or remove themselves) from waves, potentially saving people all sorts of time or embarrassment.
Add someone to a wave by accident? Find out a friend can’t attend the event you’re trying to discuss? This update addresses the fact that you still would have wound up bothering these folks with all sorts of irrelevant messages.
Google Wave didn’t do so well when it came out of the gate, and Buzz’s privacy problems stole all of the attention not too long after. But now that Google’s addressed most of Buzz’s faults, it’s trying to move forward again by rolling out an extensions gallery for Google Wave.
Love it or hate it, Clear Channel Radio is pretty much inescapable; the organization claims to have a weekly audience of 110 million listeners, which represents about one-third of America’s population. It could be quite important, then, that some people who work for the omnipresent radio entity have taken a liking to Google Wave.
So much for the idea of December being a quiet month. First we witnessed the acquisition of AppJet, and now, a new report’s indicated that Google’s more or less sure to buy a company called DocVerse.
The two deals are taking place in the same space, since, like AppJet, DocVerse is focused on allowing people to collaborate on documents in real-time. The trick is that, while AppJet has its own software (EtherPad), DocVerse would provide Google more of a link to existing Microsoft products.
Last month, an event was hosted by the Google Wave team called Google Wave Federation Day, which was described as an inaugural event for people looking to get involved by providing their own wave services.
At the event, Google discussed the protocol and system architecture behind Google Wave, and talked about how they need to get lots of developers working on it, because it is such a huge vision. That vision is for there to be many Google Wave providers, because as Google says, it won’t be complete without non-Google Google Wave providers.