Google Wave Invites Hit Taobao
The Wave Hits the Mainland
Yesterday I was invited to Google Wave by my good friend. Intending to pass on the good fortune, I told my TFG partner Laobanniang about it. But I spoke too soon, and quickly realized that I had no invites to give. “Bad luck, Laobanniang.”
But she doesn’t take no for an answer. She soon appeared on my Google Wave friend list, and refused to reveal the source of her invitation. Only after a severe OMGWTFBBQ Google Wave attack did she tell.
You can buy a Wave Invite on Taobao
And they are cheap. She got hers for only 28rmb ($4 USD) – a far cry from eBay’s $5,000USD high watermark.
Google Wave in China
Even in China, there is considerable interest in the new Goog products. China’s Google competitor Baidu is pretty lame in comparison to the steady stream of innovation that the Goog provides. Baidu’s best offshoot is zhidao, which is like Yahoo Answers.
Google Wave – 邀请