David Kirkpatrick

August 6, 2010

Google Wave, RIP

Filed under: Business, Media, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 10:06 am

A few months and a year after announcing Google Wave, the Mountain View behemoth pulls the plug. (Note: it will remain live through the end of the year) Looks like parts of Google Wave will live on in some fashion nestled in products and indicatives to-be-named. You can find my previous blogging on Google Wave here, here and here.

From the link:

While very few of you may be shedding tears over the demise of Google Wave, or even knew what it was, we probably haven’t seen the last of this service. The search giant says the technology behind its ill-fated collaboration tool will live on in new products that have not yet been announced. Google isn’t giving any hints about what new those new products might be or how they would benefit from Wave features. But company CEO Eric Schmidt recently said the Wave team would be moving over to other products that are “like Wave but applied in some other areas,” according to a YouTube video posted by TechCrunch’s MG Siegler.

And:

Wave was also a platform for third-party developers to extend Wave’s functionality with Web-based applications. If Wave’s extensibility could be folded into the rumored Google Me that would go a long way to appeasing developers who’ve already put time and energy into developing for Wave. Extensions that might fit in with a social network could include apps for travel or event planning, games and image editing.

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