It's about time: Google kills Wave

Summary:After 15 months of hype and disappointment, Google has decided to pull the plug on Wave, its real-time collaboration platform.Wave was an awesome platform, but I just never found it useful in the workplace.

After 15 months of hype and disappointment, Google has decided to pull the plug on Wave, its real-time collaboration platform.

Wave was an awesome platform, but I just never found it useful in the workplace. It was fun to watch other people as they type messages and upload photos, but it was not a productive tool.

Google should seriously reconsider releasing products to the public without letting other people outside the Googleplex test them.

I was actually rooting for Google; I wanted to see Wave make it into the enterprise, but I knew in the back of my mind that it would fail.

One good thing to come from wave though...

Topics: Google, Collaboration

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Andrew Mager is a hacker advocate at Spotify in New York City. Before moving to NY, Andrew worked at SimpleGeo & Ning in San Francisco. Previously, he was an associate technical producer at CBS Interactive. Andrew studied print & electronic journalism at Virginia Tech, where he created a student-run online news publication called Planet B... Full Bio

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