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Jake Widman
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Top 10 Google Stories Of 2010

Google may be the company of the decade -- the previous one, if not the next one. As such, its actions are closely scrutinized, and its steps and missteps make news. What started as a search engine is now a company that's shaping our technological future, with initiatives in mobile phones, tablet and netbook computing, telephony, and TV. Unburdened by decades of legacy tech and customer expectations, it's proven more nimble at exploiting new niches than its competitors. From successful forays in
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Google Wave was a product few people understood and, perhaps because of that, few people used. In practice, it was something like a rolling email conversation, IM chat, and Facebook-style news stream all mixed together. Those who could figure out what to use it for tended to like it. Unfortunately, there weren't that many of those, and an August post on the Google Blog said, "Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked." The announcement spelled the end of Wave development as a standalone product, though the company promised the technologies used would show up elsewhere. And so they are, in the open source and enterprise worlds. The Apache Foundation, for example, announced in early December that it would bring Wave into its incubator program.


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