Google Wave: Enormous Buzz

Google Wave has had enormous buzz since it was presented to the world. It has had the technology world abuzz. That was but predictable. But its penetration of the mainstream media has also been fairly massive.

The real mainstream media buzz will come after the product is actually released and the average person gets to fool around with it. Then people will be like, wow. What is this thing?

And then there will be buzz around major developments that will take around the Wave. You will see applications and gadgets built around it.

Google Wave will come to us in waves, wave after wave. There will be a corresponding wave after wave of buzz.

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In The News

Google makes a new wave and transforms the browser Eich's scripting language was first called Mocha and then LiveScript, but wound up being called JavaScript. ....... the web has evolved from a publishing medium to a programming platform, which is one reason why many malware attacks now come from malicious scripts embedded in pages. ........ Gmail, which uses a development of JavaScript called Ajax to enable a web-page to interact with a distant server without ever moving away from the page ...... steady accretion of Gmail features like instant messaging, audio - and then video - chat, and so on. ...... until the end of last month we were still unsure about where all this was headed. ...... The product's name allegedly comes from the Firefly TV series, in which a "wave" was an electronic communication. ....... Files of every description - text, movies, audio - can be dropped into a wave, making them accessible to everyone. There's spell-checking and translation on the fly. You can replay everything that's happened within a wave. And it all happens in your browser...... the scale of Google's ambition ..... the browser has become the platform. And that's big news.
Ray Ozzie: Microsoft is not threatened by netbooks, Google Wave is ... VentureBeat “In reality, I don’t know what a netbook is,” said Ozzie ....... “We’re always going to need an operating system. . . . The experience on top of that OS is what’s changing.”
Microsoft's Ozzie Damns Google Wave with Praise eWeek as a complex application Google's latest attempt to move into the application space is so complex as to be "anti-Web." ....... little more than a Web-based version of the Groove collaboration software that Ozzie built when he founded Groove Networks after leaving IBM's Lotus business unit. ....... if Google will assume the intellectual leadership for collaboration on the Web. ....... collaboration on the Web will require a more modular approach in order to be sustainable across a large number of users. Microsoft is employing such an approach with its Live Mesh technology, which ultimately may not yield as rich a collaboration environment as Google Wave or Groove, but will prove to be more usable across millions of users. ......... both companies have been reduced to the equivalent of political parties that accuse each other of being "un-American." ....... Ozzie said his focus will remain firmly on a "three screens in the cloud mode'" that focuses on how PCs, televisions and mobile phones all become integrated across a common set of federated cloud services
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Google Wave - the New Facebook? Gerson Lehrman Group character-for-character transmission, the ability to integrate pictures, maps, emails, instant messaging, games ...... has most of the functionality of the Facebook platform but takes it a step further.
Google's new Wave is much more than an application Gerson Lehrman Group a platform and protocol that will enable a new breed of social and collaborative applications. ...... accelerate the adoption of Google Apps for businesses ...... a significant boost in productivity over current email systems ....... one more reason to migrate from a premise based email and messaging platform to Google's hosted solution.
Google Wave: Why it's so good and enterprise software is so bad CNET News Google has no incumbent enterprise products to which it must pay obeisance. ....... And so Google Wave is born, while Microsoft continues to churn out tired retreads of Exchange/Outlook, IBM gives us Lotus version 10,001, and Oracle works furiously to tie its collaboration products into its existing suite of heavy, "enterprise" software. ......... few break the mold and start again on what computing means, as Google has done with Wave. ..... some of the best Wave innovation is yet to come, as significant parts of Wave will be released as open-source code to encourage add-ons, extensions, and other derivative works
12 Reasons Why Google Wave will Change the Web Black Web 2.0 Google Wave is the shiniest new thing that everyone is talking about. ...... You can embed a Wave on any blog or website. This isn’t just a view of the wave, but a completely interactive interface to the wave. You could use this as a chat room on your website or maybe even to replace your commenting system on a blog. ...... spell check much smarter. Instead of being based on a simple dictionary, it’s based on the entire web ...... Just add Rosy to the wave and you suddenly speak any language you’d like. Your comments or blips will be translated into the native language of whoever you’re talking to. ....... We won’t have to wait for the Google developers to implement new features and functionality. ...... This will either be one of the greatest things that’s happened to the web, or an epic fail.

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