SAN Francisco, Google said due to lack of user interest they are pulling the plug for “GOOGLE WAVE”, where people can work and communicate together with rich formatted text, photos, videos, maps and many other applications.
Google Unveiled last year Google Wave, Google Wave is the real time application for real time communication and collaboration. Wave was supposed to revolutionize the way people communicated online by letting them exchange messages in real-time and collaboratively edit documents. It was regarded by some in the tech community as part email, part Twitter and part instant messaging.
But the service was confusing to many prospective users and will now join a long list of failed projects that Google has launched over the years as it pushes to expand beyond its core online search advertising business.
"Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked. We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product," Google Senior Vice President of Operations Urs Hölzle said in a blog post.
Mr. Hölzle said Google will extend Wave’s technology for use in other projects, adding that key elements of the software that have driven many of Wave’s innovations, like drag-and-drop and character-by-character live typing, will still be available to customers and partners that want to build upon the technology. He also said the company will work to create tools so that users can easily "liberate" their content from Wave.
What Google Wave offers to you :—No Invitation needed for Google Wave
A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.
A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.
A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.
Via: Google, Wallstreet Journal