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Is Google going to close google wave?


Today on the most popular IT resource Techcrunch, there was news that Google Inc. announced it had ceased to support its acclaimed Google Wave project. The team previously working on this project stops all work. Techcrunch cites information as confirmed, although without reference to the source.

Generally speaking, it is strange that this happens - after all, Sergey Brin himself argued that this project is a “new level of interactivity”. In fact, Google Wave is partly an e-mail, partly Twitter, and partly an online messenger. Users of the service can drag various files from the desktop directly into Google Wave. The project was fully earned only in May of this year, despite the fact that it was first heard about it a year ago, in May 2009, at a conference held by Google in San Francisco.
Why is the service closing? The development team claims that the project "involves too few users that we would like to see."

To the great joy of fans of Google Wave, it does not close, so far, as mentioned above, support will simply be discontinued and no work will be done to further develop the resource. True, the Google team said that the service could eventually stop working altogether. A blessing in disguise - part of the project’s sources will be published. Some of the main parts of the project code are already available, others will soon appear on the web.

What will happen to the Google Wave project team in the future? It is not yet known, although the company’s management promises to “transfer” this team, the majority of whose participants are in Australia, to create another project. What kind of project? Also unknown.

I wonder if there are true users of Google Wave among the representatives of the community, those who find this project useful and necessary? As for me, I received an invite a long time ago, but after a couple of days of working with Wave, I didn’t have any further acquaintance - it didn’t have enough time, other sources of communication delayed attention. But, of course, it is a pity that the project is closed, and without starting to work normally. Maybe the guys from Google should wait a bit? Or is this some kind of techcrunch joke? Who knows, we'll see.

The source can be found here on this link . If anyone finds, throw a link to the Google statement, I want an official confirmation.

UPD . Yes, this is not a joke from Techcrunch, there are already official confirmations, both are indicated in the comments, for convenience we have transferred here. Here and here .

Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/101024/

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