Google Wave Starts Rolling, Picks Up Over 100,000 New Riders
When Google Wave was unveiled at Google I/O back in May, we noted that it was one of the most ambitious projects weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve ever seen. Started as a side project in GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Sydney, Australia offices, it had the potential to significantly alter the way online communication was carried out. And Google was betting big on it. GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra devoted the entire keynote of day two of I/O to the project, and no less than Google co-founder Sergey Brin showed up to talk about it afterwards.
Ambitious as Wave was, there were still some rough edges. We were granted access to the developerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s preview shortly after Google I/O, and it was clear that while the basic frame of all this great promise was there, there were no shortage of bugs to be ironed out. And thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s exactly what the Wave team has been doing the past four months, developer Lars Rasmussen tells us. And now they feel the product is ready to be given to a much bigger audience, as they will open it up to over 100,000 new users today.
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