Google Acquires Web Office Suite

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Brice Dunwoodie avatar
Following close on the heels of recent Google applications developments. The company has acquired JotSpot, a "pioneering" publishing and collaboration company started in 2004 by Excite.com co-founders Joe Kraus and Graham Spencer.The JotSpot apps includes a group directory, file cabinet, blog, forum, group calendar, photo gallery, poll and to-do list.According to a statement released by JotSpot, JotSpot's team and technology are a strong fit with existing Google products like Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Google Apps for Your Domain and Google Groups.New registrations are temporarily disabled and the service will soon be free for existing users. There will of course be a migration period while the applications are integrated into Google's infrastructure, but stay tuned as new versions of Google online apps suite takes shape, blending the JotSpot capabilities with GOOG's latest releases.