Google's JotSpot Acquisition Relaunches as Google Sites

Feb 29, 2008 • 8:28 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Sixteen months ago, Google acquired JotSpot. This week, this acquisition amounted to something: JotSpot is now Google Sites, which is available to Google Apps users exclusively. The new Google Sites claims to "centralize all types of information -- from videos to presentations -- and share your site with just a few people, your entire organization, or the world." Essentially, it's a competitor to Microsoft's SharePoint service, which has been suggested by several news sources.

Here's an example company intranet page that can be created with the tool:

Google Sites Example

Since it's so new, not many have played with it in-depth yet. One forum member reports that it is very much like a personalized page, however. Overall, it's exciting news. SharePoint is a powerful tool and it will be interesting to see how Google Sites fares in comparison with additional tests and experimentation.

More coverage is at Techmeme

Forum discussion continues at Sphinn, DigitalPoint Forums, and Search Engine Watch Forums..

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