Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Google's Ultra-Real-Time Messaging Tool Lives On - Technology Review

Not dead yet…

Google allowed other companies to incorporate some of the programming code behind Wave, and that's what Novell, a maker of business software, did for its new collaboration tool, Novell Vibe Cloud. The program, which is in beta now and is due to launch fully this spring with a free version and a paid subscription service for businesses, offers the real-time "co-editing" function of Wave, along with file sharing and other messaging functions, in an interface similar to Google Wave's. Additionally, Cloud incorporates something called Google Federation, a set of code that could allow different online collaboration tools to work together (in the same way that different e-mail addresses can exchange e-mails). But why would this succeed where Google Wave didn't?

Google's Ultra-Real-Time Messaging Tool Lives On - Technology Review

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