Posts Tagged ‘Google Wave’

A few days ago Google Inc bought the company Social Deck. Social Deck is a producer of social games and also works with platform technology for mobile devices. Social Deck have released several titles for Facebook, Blackberry and the Iphone.

A week or two ago Google also bought the company Angstro working with news relevant to professional networks and Google also bought the company Slide who is working on developing social-network software.

So the rumors that Google is working on social platforms probably coming competitor to Facebook seems most likely. It will be very interesting to follow and see what happens with Google’s development as well as if Facebook will do some drastic changes to keep up.

You can read more about Google looking into social-networking here

Media reports say that last week, Google acquired Angstro, which the company’s website says enables the “ability to [home] in on highly focused, relevant news across professional networks.” And Google recently bought Slide, a developer of social-networking software

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The app for realtime communication and working together have now been shutdown by Google. The idea behind it seemed very good but it required an invitation in the beginning which greatly limited the number of users.

I don’t think that Google Wave was very known to the broad public either which made in the end that the application had quite few users. Google should have brought it to every company in the world because could they have launched it at the companies on a broad front it should have been much more successful. The public knew too little about Google Wave as well as if you more or less didn’t know any people irl using wave it was often quite pointless to try it out.

But Google have announced that they will bring the ideas and probably some of the software behind Wave to some of their other apps. And as Wave could have been a social platform you could think that Google now has a little chance of getting into the social platforming on the Internet. But as a matter of fact it is the opposite.

There are rumors about Google developing something called Google Games as well as Google Me. With this  it is quite likely that Google are aiming for platforms like Facebook. Google have bought a part of Zynga games the company behind Farmville and other famous and well-known casual games at Facebook and believe me there is money to be made in that industry. The question is though if Google can handle going in to the social networking aspects on the Internet?

It is a shame that Google wave stops as it had been very useful for archaeologists in the field during excavations communicating with  people back at the office or other specialists you need to be connected with. But I hope and believe that Google can bring some new good software to the people, archaeologist and tech-people around world.

In the future I’ll write more about this Google entering social media as well as casual gaming and also look into software that is useful for archaeologists and technicians so stay tuned for more interesting posts.

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