Google rides the Wave until the end2010-08-05 09:47 by Daniela
Tags: Google, Wave
Google has officially ended development of its nascent web-based Wave application due to a lack of user adoption.
"Last year at Google I/O, when we launched our developer preview of Wave - a web app for real time communication and collaboration - it set a high bar for what was possible in a web browser," explained Senior VP of Google Operations Urs Hölzle.
"We showed character-by-character live typing, and the ability to drag-and-drop files from the desktop, even 'playback' the history of changes — all within a browser. But despite these wins, and numerous loyal fans, Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked."
However, Hölzle emphasized that the platform would be cannibalized for other, ongoing projects.
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