Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Google Expands into Businesses Software Market (article)

PC Magazine reports: "Google Inc. is making its most concerted move beyond search and advertising into the business software market, starting with a set of Web programs for e-mail, scheduling and communications, ... The online search leader said it has created a software platform to run basic business activities —based on programs it already offers separately."

This will be in interesting product if Google starts to integrate all of its current services together (like Writely, Google Spreadsheet, Blogger, etc.) and provides a uniform interface and logon. This could provide a very powerful online office suite.

Google has been working to unify its applications experience, but still has a lot of work in front of it. They only recently announced a unified logon for its Blogger site which they have had for several years now.
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