Google Buys Writely; Ventures into Web Word Processing Applications

Mar 10, 2006 - 7:20 am 0 by
Filed Under Google News

Yesterday there were tons of morning rumors that Google would by Writely, a "Web Word Processor" application. Well, last night they made it official and bought them. What does this mean? Well, hello Microsoft. GDrive integration? Etc.

Of course the forums are buzzing about this buy and here is a run down:

Either people in the forums think Google is stupid or way too smart. I think that search has to go beyond the Web. And Google is looking for ways to go beyond the Web in a more efficient manner. We have desktop search, but why not own the desktop? GDrive, why not own the data storage? Gmail, etc.


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