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Wave Goodbye: Google Kills the 'e-mail killer'

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RIP Google Wave. It's time to say farewell, though many of us hardly knew ye. Google has announced they're pulling the plug onthe internet giant's attempt to turn your inbox into something as loud and theoretically interactive as a college dorm's bulletin board.

Said Google senior VP Urs Holzle of the web app's demise: "Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked." Initially predicted to "kill" your e-mail or Facebook usage, notes the Huffington Post, Wave is now what's facing the reaper.

Was it too much, too little, too soon, or too late for what Wave had to offer? While Google is ending Wave as a "standalone," they aren't ready to bury it yet: "Google said it will maintain the Google Wave site at least through the end of the year, and its technology will find its way into other Google projects."