Google axes Google Wave

Google Wave breaks as the big G axes seven products in spring clean

Google has given Google Wave the boot – along with six other products – as part of a "spring cleaning" effort. The collaboration and communication tool was launched in 2009, but didn't take off among users. It will become read-only from January 31 –though users will be able to export existing Waves as PDFs – before shutting down completely on April 30.

Also being axed in the Great Google Cull are bookmarks-sharing feature Google Bookmarks Lists, social website plug-in Google Friend Connect, offline viewing feature Google Gears, Google Search Timeline, collaborative  tool Knol and renewable energy initiative RE

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