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Google Wave gets limited rollout

Google Wave gets limited rollout

Google's Wave project is getting closer to a public beta release with the news that selected schools and business will be invited into the closed beta soon.

If you've been looking forward to Google's unified communications project Wave with bated breath - but don't fancy the hassle of rolling your own based on the recently-released source code - you might not have too long to wait.

As reported over on ReadWriteWeb, Google has announced that it will be inviting the masses in to the currently closed beta project starting this Autumn. With the initial run of some 100,000 accounts reserved for selected schools and businesses - namely those who already use the company's Google Apps for Business platform - access is expected to opened at the end of this month.

If you're a Google Apps for Business administrator and want to get in on the Wave action, you can sign up now - but be aware that places are limited and, given the buzz that the project is generating, are likely to be in hot demand.

For those that haven't yet seen Wave in action - and can't quite understand what the fuss is about - Google have provided a video demonstrating the general principle behind the unified messaging and collaboration system. By allowing its users to create a 'wave' which can contain text, audio, photos, videos, and maps the company's project seems a perfect fit for the educational environment along with business with geographically diverse employees. How much traction the technology will gain with private individuals remains to be seen - but it certainly has promise for collaborative pr0n sessions.

Will you be signing up for a Wave account as soon as places become available, or are you still struggling to see the possibilities offered by the technology? Share your thoughts over in the forums.

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airchie 2nd September 2009, 10:39 Quote
Quite looking forward to having a play with this tbh. :)
UncertainGod 2nd September 2009, 12:30 Quote
Been enjoying the wave for a while now, yes some aspects are still rough around the edges but the only real problem I've noticed people having is having so much freedom that you sort of get stuck with what to do with it.
Dreaming 2nd September 2009, 13:14 Quote
ah I want this.
bowman 2nd September 2009, 13:19 Quote
Right now I'm stuck using a mixture of irc and emails depending on where I am, it'll be nice to have this.
thehippoz 2nd September 2009, 16:50 Quote
aye wrong window lol
GravitySmacked 2nd September 2009, 21:48 Quote
Had my eye on this for a while, it has great potential.
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