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Will Google’s Wave Be a Fave for Small Businesses?
2 October 2009
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Google WaveWhen Google™ speaks, people listen.

When Google spoke this week, what they said (and did) promised to change the way we communicate. At least that’s the way it seems, given the buzz that Google Wave has been generating since the search engine giant announced its imminent arrival in May. The introduction of this enhanced, real-time communication platform is being marketed as no less than “email . . . the next generation,” but it’s so much more. It rolls email, project management, and assorted social networking and media tools all into one big, happy Web application.

At the moment, it’s easier to get your hands on an “invitation” to a Kardashian sister’s wedding than to get “an invitation” for an account. But while the learning curve for the Wave promises to be great (what isn’t these days?), it’s worth looking into. We’ll have more to come on Google Wave’s potential for helping to improve the way you do business, but until then, Greg Sterling’s write-up of cool extensions is worth a peek.


    1. I am trying to start up an in-home business that deals with people with COPD, which is an illness, or I should say a number of different lung diseases that are in the COPD group! I myself have this illness, and I’m attached to a 50ft piece of tubing that is connected to an oxygen concentrator. The problem with the tubing that most COPD patients are on is it is always backing up on itself and getting caught or tangled in doorways or furniture! This makes life for us very frustrating at times. One afternoon I said there has to be a solution to this problem, and then a light bulb went off in my head. I then got on the Internet and found a company that was willing to send me 50ft of a special tubing I knew would fix the problem. Another reason why I know this idea will fly is because I asked this question in a COPD chat room: Was anyone else out there having these tubing problems? My email queue lit up like a Christmas tree, begging me for help!

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