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Google Wave was an innovative new platform that Google introduced at their I/O developer conference in 2009 It got a standing ovation from the attendees. The service was killed just over a year later in August of 2010. Although Google had hoped to revolutionize email and group collaboration with the tool, most users didn't know what they should do with it and seldom did more than simply register an account.
Google Wave arrives on September 30th . On that day, Google will start sending out 100,000 invites to non-developers to its much-anticipated real-time communication platform.
One of the more intriguing aspects of Google Wave – the much anticipated communication and collaboration platform that debuts later this month – is the fact that Waves can be embedded anywhere on the Web. Waves, in case you’re not familiar, are essentially individual threaded conversations that take place within Google Wave.
Last updated: January 29th, 2010
Last week we asked a simple question: How will you use Google Wave?
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Editor's note: George Kroner is a Developer Relations Engineer for Blackboard, a company that focuses on transforming and improving the educational experience at over 5,000 institutions worldwide.
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Waves A ‘wave’ is a group conversation with lots of added functionality. There’s work waves, product waves, party waves – waves allow you to do whatever with whoever, whenever.
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Google Wave is a much hyped new Internet-based communications and collaboration platform. It was announced at the end of May, released as a 'Preview' product shortly after and 100,000 more invites were made available at the end of September. Early users reported mixed feelings . But one month after Google Wave was opened to tens of thousands of people, how are people using it now ?
The announcement of Google’s new Wave technology seems to be causing equal parts excitement and bafflement. For education, it’s worth getting through the bafflement, because the potential is quite exciting. What is Google Wave?
Yesterday, during the Google I/O keynote , Google’s VP of Engineering, Vic Gundotra , laid out a grand vision for the direction Google sees the web heading towards with the move to the HTML 5 standard. While we’re not there yet, all the major browser players besides Microsoft are aligned and ready for the next phase, which will include such things as the ability to run 3D games and movies in the browser without additional plug-ins.
By Jessica E.
Now that I’ve had a little while to think about it, I’m ready to distill my initial enthusiastic reaction to Google Wave down to a manageably short (and hopefully non-fanboi) post. Let me say at the outset that I have no idea whether Wave will succeed.