Thursday, August 05, 2010

Google Killing 'Wave' Over Lack of Interest - WSJ.com

Excerpt from another Wave termination snapshot – looks like Google is celebrating and learning a lot lately, since, as Eric Schmidt noted yesterday, We try things,” he said. “Remember, we celebrate our failures. This is a company where it’s absolutely okay to try something that’s very hard, have it not be successful, and take the learning from that 

Unveiled last year amid much fanfare, 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.

Google Killing 'Wave' Over Lack of Interest - WSJ.com

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