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Google’s Rocket Launch

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Here a  few links about the just-launched Google Realtime and Google Phone.

The landing pad for Google Realtime:

http://www.google.com/landing/realtime/

Slick instructional video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSRlXUyJjEQ&feature=player_embedded

Some thoughts on today’s Google phone launch:

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/google-shakes-it-up-again-with-free-phone-calls/

I wonder what algorithm the Google guys have concocted to make all this live streaming possible. I also wonder what this might due for the defunct Google Wave.  I’m overloaded at work so you’ll have to wait a bit for my most epic thoughts on the subject.

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Written by HiuHiMedia

August 26, 2010 at 4:55 am

Posted in Social Media

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  1. These are both interesting new developments – I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the implications of RealTime in particular. What particular social desires might this new app feed into? etc…

    kknight08

    August 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm

  2. Do you think that RealTime could be the first stage in the Google new social networking tool? While Facebook has up-to-the-minute notification updates, they are obviously all on Facebook. It appears that Google RealTime can access more content in a quicker manner.

    Alan H. Rose

    August 29, 2010 at 3:35 pm

  3. What happened to Google Wave? A lot of concepts/approaches in RealTime are used in Google Wave. — Not the social networking updates and outside subscriptions — but streaming of updates within a small group (like a project team, department or study group.)

    I’m excited to learn more and see some serious demonstrations of how it can be applied into authentic situations. As a markerter, I’m interested too to see how Google promotes and demonstrates this new resource.

    ksharpedallas

    September 1, 2010 at 1:37 am

  4. All agree that Google Wave is defunct, but it will be interesting to see how the social groups could be utilized in the newly announced Google TV and phone applications. Google phone is already built into Gmail, so one could make an easy projection that these platforms will be redesigned into a fully integrated mobile, video, communications community. Google Wave tried to do this on a small scale, but the promotion and dispersal was a mess and the technology to support it wasn’t there.

    meagandahl

    September 1, 2010 at 3:21 am


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