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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    [news=http://news.google.ca/news?imgefp=jUAmmYtfzlwJ&imgurl=www.earthtimes.org/newsimage/word_processor_1036.jpg]Google's acquisition of Upstartle, announced on Thursday, will give the search giant new resources for its blogging and advertising efforts, as well as providing a potential rival to Microsoft Office, according to industry observers.

    Upstartle is best known for Writely, an online word-processor that has been praised for its functionality and design. Writely uses technology typical of so-called Web 2.0 applications, such as AJAX (asynchronous javascript and XML) - also used by Google in services such as Google Maps and GMail.

    The two companies announced the acquisition via their respective corporate blogs, without disclosing terms. The startup's four staff members will join Google as of Monday, according to a notice on Google's blog.

    Source: http://www.techworld.com/application...fm?NewsID=5544
    Homepage: http://www.upstartle.com/[/news]

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    thats cool. I wonder how it will do against MS office and will it be free. Better be google

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    @Twister , its almost like we need a stickee for Google news what with all their buying up lately . Too much power mabey ? Take all the free source out and we don't have much left ! Beta will be free ,let us the guniee pigs test it then go public .
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    i think were going power hungry becuase were the mods on this section.

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    Google is becoming like pacman, chomping away at the competition.

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    How long before people are going to get google fatigue?

    hmm...asspie

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    I dont know but google is moving like 5X faster than last year

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    they still need to move faster though most of their stuff are still in beta...

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    BETA doesnt matter. Like everything from google is beta even though its the final thing.

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