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In Google Wave, wavelets are sub conversations that have branched from a main wave.

Wave - Google Wave
In Google Wave, a wave is a threaded conversation.

Google Wave
Google Wave is a platform, product, and protocol for creating live, social communication documents that can be edited by multiple users in near real-time. The developers thought of it as a modern reinvention of email.

Wolfram|Alpha is a semantic search engine designed for research. Rather than searching for websites, the search engine is designed to find answers to questions from various sites on the Web.

WiMAX stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. It is a standard for delivering mobile Internet access. Google has invested $500 million into Clearwire's WiMAX business.

Web 2.0
Web 2.0 was a phrase coined by O'Reilly Media. It refers to the next generation of Web sites and Web applications. The first generation of sites on the World Wide Web tended to be static points of information, and gradually this has shifted towards Web sites that let you read, write, and edit pages.

Web Accelerator
Web Accelerator is a Google Labs project. It is Windows based add-on software for Internet Explorer or Firefox that uses various strategies to make web pages load faster.

Web Search
This is Google’s first and main function. Google is the most popular web search tool in the world, and the word “Google” has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary as a verb for web searching.

Web Toolkit
Google Web Toolkit is a tool for developers. Google calls it a “development framework that lets you escape the matrix of technologies that make writing AJAX applications so difficult and error prone.

White Hat Search Engine Optimization
Search engine optimization (SEO) is often divided into ethical and unethical practices. White hat SEO refers to those practices generally regarded as ethical.

Wikis get their name from the Hawaiian term "wiki wiki," which means quickly. Wikis are quick ways for collaborative creation and editing of documents.

Writely is an experimental online word processor. It is still in the early stages of development and is not currently open to new users.

Motorola Xoom
The Motorola Xoom is an Android tablet.

Doug Edwards coined this term for ex-Googlers, or former Google employees.

Learn About Google Wallet
Google Wallet is a payment system for phone and online transactions.

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