RIP Google Wave, Google Gears, Knol and RE<C

Keeping in step with its new direction of focus on the core, Google has announced its third round of spring cleaning. Prior rounds lead to the demise of Google Labs and Google Buzz. The latest cull has claimed several Google products, including Wave, Gears, Knoland RE

Google Wave

Image via Wikipedia

To recap, we’re in the process of shutting a number of products which haven’t had the impact we’d hoped for, integrating others as features into our broader product efforts, and ending several which have shown us a different path forward. Overall, our aim is to build a simpler, more intuitive, truly beautiful Google user experience.

A major news is Google’s decision to walk away from its Green Energy initiative

Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal (RE<C)—This initiative was developed as an effort to drive down the cost of renewable energy, with an RE<C engineering team focused on researching improvements to solar power technology. At this point, other institutions are better positioned than Google to take this research to the next level.

Read more at Official Google Blog: More spring cleaning out of season.

One thought on “RIP Google Wave, Google Gears, Knol and RE<C

  1. Pingback: The last Wave « A little bit of this, a little bit of that

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