Google Wave Is Dead: Who Thought It Would Live Forever?

08/09/2010 10:33 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

When Google Wave launched, there was talk that Google's real-time collaboration and communication tool could be an "email killer," "Twitter killer," or "Facebook killer." Invitations to Google Wave were a coveted hot commodity that fetched bids of up to $5,000 on eBay.

Despite the hype, Wave crashed. Just last week, less than a year after a preview of the "revolutionary" tool was released to 100,000 users for wider testing, Google announced that it was pulling the plug on Wave.

Who thought Google Wave would live forever--and who thought it was doomed from the start? We've taken a look back at what reviewers had to say about Google Wave. Who nailed it and who missed it? Vote and comment below.

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