RIP Google Wave

RIP Google Wave – …. Come on @google!!, you should have kept pushing through with Wave – such a bold vision. Of course it was early days – maybe most people didn’t quite value or understand the potential yet?.. At least some(/all?) of it is open source but we needed a giant to push it through. Shame shame.

Mobile ‘Poor mans GPS’ in action – just the start!

Not sure when it happened but Google launched a new beta version of its Google Maps for Mobiles with a feature “My Location”. This feature allows you to see your approximate location on a map via a mobile phone without using GPS. It calculates your location based on the nearest phone towers. Its nothing new but its exciting that the technology is starting to get used some more. While the Google thing works on many platforms, the Java integration of this technology is under JSR-179 “Location API” and there is a pretty cool article about the Java Location API here. This is just the beginning! This technology over the next year is going to get so hot!! Imagine the advertising potential as well as the opportunity for new and exciting business ideas around social computing etc.. How exciting.

Google testing Sun’s OpenSolaris

“Google testing Sun’s OpenSolaris, sources say (September 20 2006, 12:00AM)

Despite so-so interest among open-source developers, Sun’s OpenSolaris is getting attention from Google, which is eyeing the operating system as a possible replacement for Linux in its data center, according to sources. ”

This is interesting and would be good for the momentum of OpenSolaris… I think the world could use some more Solaris and less Windows and Linux….

Read the article on ComputerWorld