David Kirkpatrick

May 30, 2009

Google Wave

Filed under: Business, Media, Technology — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 12:24 pm

I don’t see this overtaking email, but it’s an interesting idea. You have to hand it to Google, it really does get outside the box to find brand new utilites and apps.

From the link:

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has put his reputation behind a project launched today by a team from Google Australia which seeks to overthrow email as the dominant mode of internet communication and replace it with a new hybrid.

“What we are seeing with Wave really rethinks how communication works,” Brin said today. “I think you will see a form of interaction that you would not have previously imagined.”

Christened Wave, the new system is a combination of email and instant messaging and document-, maps- image- and video-sharing all housed in one spot (screenshots can be found here).

Much like a conference call, it also allows for conversations between more than two people to happen simultaneously. And it can happen in different languages using an instantaneous translation tool.

And because it all takes place inside a web browser, there is no special software to download or plug-in – which means it can be used from any computer or internet-enabled mobile phone.

Update 6-1-09 — More on Wave from CIO.com.

1 Comment »

  1. […] nestled in products and indicatives to-be-named. You can find my previous blogging on Google Wave here, here and […]

    Pingback by Google Wave, RIP « David Kirkpatrick — August 6, 2010 @ 10:07 am

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