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All things Google: Search, GMail, Maps, Apps, Adwords, Adsense, Wave, Buzz, Orkut, This group is for the fans, haters, and users... Google has become such an integral part of our every day lives it deserves it's own group for discussion

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Google Updates SEO Guide, Free Ebook Download 1 Reply

Transcribed into 40 languages since it's first release 2 years ago. Read the blog post & download here: http://bit.ly/g-seoguideHere’s what’s new:Glossary…Continue

Started by Matt Joswick. Last reply by Truman Leung Oct 8, 2010.

Google Wave - RIP 8 Replies

Its too bad they gave up so quickly. Given a multiyear investment I think they could have pulled it off.Google Blog: But despite these wins, and numerous loyal fans, Wave has not seen the user…Continue

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Started by Daniel Leuck. Last reply by Les Vogel Aug 6, 2010.

Google Pad: Search Giant Dreams of Chrome OS-based Tablets 5 Replies

Being a programmer and a general techie addict, I am not a big fan of closed platforms nor proprietary APIs. That's why something like Google Pad would be of interest to me. It's probably quite a bit…Continue

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Started by Konstantin A Lukin. Last reply by Konstantin A Lukin Apr 12, 2010.

Google Apps Premier Edition for the Enterprise 5 Replies

The purpose of this discussion forum is to discuss experiences with converting to and using GAPE for enterprise applications such as email, calendaring, contacts, collaboration, etc.Continue

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Started by David C. Brauer. Last reply by David C. Brauer Mar 22, 2010.

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Comment by Alex on February 19, 2010 at 10:46am
Though this was a nice tidbit for the ones considering wave a 'fail' after 7 months for a limited audience:
http://www.lettersofnote.com/2010/02/worst-is-to-come.html

btw no hedging allowed for fail...something cannot be a failure and then suddenly not a failure anymore. Diffusion of innovations take a time.
Comment by Konstantin A Lukin on February 15, 2010 at 2:37pm
I sort of like having 2 groups, one for hard-core knowledge sharing, and this one for news discussions, etc.. Makes it more local :)

Anyway, just came across this:
Millions of Buzz users, and improvements based on your feedback

I like how they are listening to people's suggestions.. Buzz will go far with this attitude :)
Comment by Patrick Ahler on February 12, 2010 at 5:29pm
Les, I hunted around, there's a couple other Google groups on TechHui but they're for certain technologies like GAE or GWT. So, this is the only true Google group. =)
Comment by Les Vogel on February 12, 2010 at 12:16pm
I thought there was already a google Group, but since this is now Google, Iʻll mention the Maui GUTG.

I've created a Maui Google Technical Users Group for those working with Google Technologies like Android, GWT, Hosted Apps, App Engine, etc.

They've asked that I create a GoogleGroup. To Join, please visit http://groups.google.com/group/maui-gtug
Comment by Patrick Ahler on February 12, 2010 at 10:07am
New: Google group - I figured we might as well consolidate this group... if any company deserves it Google does. Check the updated description... this isn't just for wave anymore.
Comment by Konstantin A Lukin on February 10, 2010 at 9:49am
Now Orkut is pretty dead, but might have potential, as it could become a single place for managing Google identities, used by Gmail, Wave, Docs, etc... it could make a comeback along with Google's expanding presence in the Social networking arena.. (Having an Orkut account, I noticed it is pretty popular with Indian community.. :)
Comment by Les Vogel on February 8, 2010 at 7:19pm
FYI - Orkut has over 10 million active users. (It has only 'failed' in the US)
Comment by Konstantin A Lukin on February 8, 2010 at 4:50pm
I am looking forward to Wave being adopted by our company's network.. I think it will really simplify communication with customers as well as internal discussions.

Another major key to Wave's success is it's Federation Protocol, which is still currently in development. This protocol will allow 3rd parties to become Wave providers.

In general, I think Wave will take time to gain momentum, but will surely become a sizable player in online communication. That is, of course, until someone comes up with something even cooler :)
Comment by Daniel Leuck on February 8, 2010 at 4:07pm
Apparently there will be a big announcement from Google re: social media tomorrow. It could be some sort of SocialWok (SNS on top of Google Apps) / Wave / OpenSocial integration.
Comment by Tony Donnes on February 8, 2010 at 3:55pm
Orkut = FAIL
Gmail = Win

Re Wave: We'll see what happens. Google essentially introduced an alpha project to the world. So far, I have not been able to put Wave to any good use, despite my best efforts. It's too "raw" of a technology at this point, too few people are on it, and the learning curve for the average user would be too high right now. In a few years, who knows.

So far, the coolest thing I've seen to come out of google wave is the "pulp fiction" video.

Another google project that went bust was Lively.
 

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