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Google Takes HuddleChat Down

Pete Koomen, a Google product manager for the Google App Engine team, in a comment at ReadWriteWeb on a post about the HuddleChat/Campfire controversy:

A couple of our colleagues here built HuddleChat in their spare time because they wanted to share work within their team more easily and thought persistent web chat would do the trick. We’ve heard some complaints from the developer community, though, so rather than divert attention from Google App Engine itself, we thought it better to just take HuddleChat down.

Good for them. It really was beneath them, and it was clearly distracting from the otherwise effusive coverage surrounding Google App Engine.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008