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Get in front of Google Wave, the exciting new real-time communication and collaboration technology that unifies email, instant messaging (IM), wiki, and social networking functions on one integrated platform. This ebook offers you an early look at this game-changing technology while it's still in the development stage.

In the first two chapters of this user guide, you'll quickly learn about the Google Wave structure and how it works. The second two chapters help you work with the Google Wave Client, a web app that allows end users to participate and collaborate.

This ebook is just the beginning. If your organization is interested in building sophisticated extensions for Google Wave, or customizing its functions and display, our forthcoming book, Google Wave: Up and Running shows software developers how to use Google Wave's APIs and the Google Wave network protocol.

  • Become familiar with Google Wave's key concepts and terminology

  • Learn about the threaded conversation model incorporated into conversations, or waves

  • Get use cases that show how the platform offers consumers a distinct advantage over current communication and collaboration technologies

  • Learn about extensions such as gadgets and robots

More than two million users have signed up for access to Google Wave, and hundreds of thousands users have started using it since it became available in public preview. Don't wait. Catch the wave with this book.

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