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    Google Wave

    It is AWESOME. I have been seeing the 1 hour 20 minute video.... watch it too on the site

    Google Wave - Communicate and collaborate in real time

    They distributed 1,00,000 invites on 30th September and giving 5 to each new person if I am not wrong. If you have an invite already, please mail me one at p r a t y u s h k h a i t a n @ g m a i l . c o m

    Can't wait for it to be accessible to all and try it.

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    Wait, so what is it? I read it likes it's MSN.

    More proof Google is taking over the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    It is AWESOME. I have been seeing the 1 hour 20 minute video.... watch it too on the site

    Google Wave - Communicate and collaborate in real time

    They distributed 1,00,000 invites on 30th September and giving 5 to each new person if I am not wrong. If you have an invite already, please mail me one at p r a t y u s h k h a i t a n @ g m a i l . c o m

    Can't wait for it to be accessible to all and try it.
    thought you had the invite
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    Another tool so you can take work home. Yay!
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    Ugh, as TC said, more work.....
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    so does anyone have an account yet? I have one............but the idiots at google gave me 7 invites only. So ATM am speaking to 7 people only. Anyone has an account and wanna chat msg me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirdj View Post
    so does anyone have an account yet? I have one............but the idiots at google gave me 7 invites only. So ATM am speaking to 7 people only. Anyone has an account and wanna chat msg me.
    Is it any good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Is it any good?
    Well its more a collaboration thing like zoho or MSN on steroids where you can see what people write as they write and add stuff like pic and video(only youtube currently) by dragging and dropping, and you can write stuff anywhere in a conversation that is going on.

    There is other stuff like auto-integration with blogger and twitter. And its not as complicated as people make it out to be. Its just that it is supposed to allow a whole lot of stuff and people are still figuring out how that is going to help them do something.

    Whats a bit wierd is that you can post stuff from a wave to your twitter page and vice-versa but you cant send a message to a non-wave user like an email and get a reply from an email.

    I don't see it replacing email. Not unless google are willing to open up and allow non-google users to get in. The main difference from email is that an an email goes all over the internet and ultimately lands in your inbox. Here everything is happening on a farm of servers, nothing is getting sent, nothing goes anywhere.
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    Google kills off Google Wave

    Google, which unveiled Wave at its annual I/O developer conference last year to whoops and cheers, said that it would no longer be working on the real-time collaboration and communication tool.

    The company acknowledged that despite huge internal excitement over the possibilities offered by Wave, users did not display the same enthusiasm.

    “Google Wave set a high bar for what was possible in a web browser,” wrote Urs Hölzle, senior vice president of operations at Google in a blog post.

    “We showed character-by-character live typing, and the ability to drag and drop files from the desktop – even “playback” the history of changes.

    “We were jazzed about Google Wave internally, even though we weren’t quite sure how users would respond to this radically different kind of communication,” he admitted.

    “But despite numerous loyal fans, Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked. We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a stand-alone product.”

    Hölzle said that Google would continue to support the product until at least the end of this year, and would enable the technology that underpinned Wave to be used in other Google projects, and by third-party developers. He also said that Google would develop a tool to help existing Wave users to “liberate” any content they had archived in Wave so it could be saved elsewhere.

    “Wave has taught us a lot, and we are proud of the team for the ways in which they have pushed the boundaries of computer science,” said Hölzle. “We are excited about what they will develop next as we continue to create innovations with the potential to advance technology and the wider web.”

    Although many in the technology industry had long believed Google Wave was underperforming, the news that Google was ending support for one of its most innovative new products came as a surprise to most.

    “Maybe it was just ahead of its time, or maybe there were just too many features to ever allow it to be defined properly,” said Michael Arrington, editor of influential industry website TechCrunch.

    Eric Schmidt, Google’s chief executive, played down the significance of the Wave announcement. “Our policy is, we try things,” he told delegates at a technology conference in Lake Tahoe, California.

    "We celebrate our failures. This is a company where it is absolutely OK to try something that is very hard, have it not be successful, take the learning and apply it to something new."

    Dan Frommer, a journalist with Business Insider, said it was the mark of a strong company that Google felt comfortable writing off products and services that it felt did not work.

    “Give Google credit for quickly and soundly getting rid of them when it's clear they don't work,” he said. “The reality is that product flops happen. What's worse is when companies keep them around for too long, endlessly trying to justify pet projects or bad ideas that ‘people just don't understand yet’.

    "Part of the point of being a huge tech company like Google is being able to make big, risky bets – most of which will fail, but some of which, like Google Android, could eventually pay off.

    “By showing it’s smart enough to swallow its pride and get rid of bad ideas, like Wave and the Nexus One store, Google is showing us it's probably smart enough to come up with some really successful ideas, too.”

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    Good riddance.

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    Pratters, do you work on the stock exchange by any chance?

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    What a massive failure wave was. Buzz was exciting for like 2 days and then died off too.

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    The whole thing ignores basic human psychology. People are sneaky and want to hide stuff from other people. No surprise it failed but I agree with the analyst, good on Google for turfing it fairly quickly.

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    I used it once to prepare a project report with three other guys. Looked pretty neat. Haven't used it since though.



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