Google’s side projects aren’t always a s successful as you first may think. They’ve dabbled in social media and failed. Now the promising Wave has been given the heave-ho.
I tried wave a little, but ultimately didn’t have much use for it.
But despite these wins, and numerous loyal fans, Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked. We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the year and extend the technology for use in other Google projects.
In many ways it reminded me of a product called Groove that was ulitmately bought and pretty much shelved by Microsoft as they incorporated some of the technology into Office products, and also I’m reminded of Scrybe.
They were all technically very clever and did interesting things but with tech driven development we sometimes get great solutions in search of a problem.
Now I wonder how long Google Buzz will last?