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Google Kills Wave and Six Other Services

Google Kills Wave and Six Other Services

Google is dumping Wave, a live, shared space on the Web where people can collaborate and communicate. We reported its "disappearance" about a year and a half ago here.

Launched by Google in 2009 and to be retired on 30 April 2012, Wave has performed below expectations. It is one of the seven services Google is axing in order to complete its "Spring cleaning".

Other services going offline permanently over the next few months include:

  • Google Bookmark Lists
  • Google Friend Connect
  • Google Gears
  • Google Search Timeline
  • Knol
  • RE<C (Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal)

Google suggests using a number of open source projects, like the Apache Wave and Walkaround, as replacements for the Google Wave.

Source: Google (via Wired UK)

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