Fans of Google (including me), enjoy trying to figure out what Google is up to. In that spirit, Im sharing some news.
Google has purchased a company called Upstartle, which makes web-based word processing software called Writely. Both Google and Writely had little to say in their blogs, other than the deal was done and Google is delighted to have the team on board. I went to look at both blogs this morning and they are absolutely jammed up, so I am unable to see what was written. I linked them for you so you can take a look when the heat is off.
When I read Google news I often grin, chuckle or laugh out loud. This one deserves a laugh out loud.
Google bought Upstartle because it wants to enable people to perform office tasks over the Internet. Thats a nice way of saying it wants to kick Microsofts butt, which makes me grin. I think kicking Microsofts butt is a good part of their strategy.
Money Magazine agrees with me, but thinks theres more to it. Google has always expressed a desire to move from client (PC) based computing to Network (Internet) based computing. This basically means that only a little piece of the program youre using resides on...