Google will kill off Google Wave, they told in a blog post. It was a technically very inspiring web app which, however, arrived without any particular and clear use case. This caused not only interface usability problems (Wave was good at allowing you to do a lot of things at once, but it often wasnâ€™t really good at anything in particular, e.g. plain chat when needed). It also caused social frictions as people were using the tool with different, colliding expectations.
An update on the Yahoo! Messenger API: This is taking a little longer than Yahoo! think â€“ Yahoo! have some last mile details to take care of but they are committed to launching the new Yahoo Messenger API very soon.
Let me say that they are really excited about the response and enthusiasm that theyâ€™ve received around the opening of the platform behind our popular Yahoo! Messenger service. The team is working hard to make sure that these new APIs meet your expectations, that they are as simple as possible, and that they contain all the key features you need to develop great applications and services. Continue reading