JotSpot Acquired By Google

Nov 1, 2006 • 6:49 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

jotspot-logo.pngI blogged the news at Search Engine Watch that JotSpot has been acquired by Google. Bill has some additional thoughts on it over there. Bill explains in a Cre8asite Forums thread;

The two who started Jotspot, and sold it to Google look like they are now Google employees. That's kind of interesting because they are two of the five co-founders of excite.com.

Interesting, indeed.

Also, so Google owns Writely. In a sense, Writely is very similar to JotSpot - so why not just put a few developers at Writely to work on a Wiki editor?

Anyway...

Forum discussion at Search Engine Watch Forums, Cre8asite Forums, DigitalPoint Forums, and WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Bill

11/01/2006 02:37 pm

Thanks, Barry. I'm pretty excited over how Google could integrate some of the services that they have, together. There are some things about Writely that I like a lot, and the same with Jotspot. If they could come up with something that tied together the best parts of both, they might have something pretty remarkable. As for the excite.com angle, the amount of people who have founded and launched world class search engines over the course of the history of the web really isn't all that large. Getting many of those people under the same roof sharing their experiences sounds like a great idea.

Gabs

11/01/2006 02:58 pm

Its sad day for wiki for me.. Just checked my links that have been listed in the external sites at the but of most subject page and my niche all externals have been removed.. Whats going on ?

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