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Sunday, May 8, 2005

Google Web Accelerator Closed

Google has shut down the download page of their new Web Accelerator, explaining “We have currently reached our maximum capacity of users and are actively working to increase the number of users we can support.” (This may or may not be a polite way of saying there were too many bug reports being thrown at them, and that they now need time to check them.) Nathan Weinberg points out the download page is still up.

On a related note, I asked Google how they manage to know precisely how much time the Web Accelerator saves you per page, and they told me it’s just an aggregate figure that varies per user, depending on the connection type, hardware configuration and so on – not an “acceleration per page” metric.


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