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Google will let its Gears offline utility essentially languish as it attempts to move the Web forward into HTML 5.0, Google executives said Monday.
According to Linus Upson, the engineering director at Google, Gears' time has come and gone. The technology will be supported for compatibility's sake, but not improved upon.
"Yes, we are not driving forward in any meaningful way [on Gears]," Upson said in an interview. "We are continuing to maintain it, so that applications