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Google's another "Office" acquisition

Another acquisition by Google and another step to competing MS Office. This time on the powerpoint front. Here is the scoop from GigaOm..

Google has snapped up yet another start-up – Zenter, which is building online presentations. This is yet-another-exit for YCombinator, the madrassa of the Web 2.0 crowd. In Microsoft world those are known as PowerPoints. Google had earlier bought Tonic Systems, a start-up that was working on similar technology but was more focused on backend technology. With this acquisition, Google has completed its online productivity suite – Docs, SpreadSheets, Calendar, Mail and Presentations. Now they are on equal footing with Zoho. (Check out the comparison between various online office suites over on ReadWriteWeb.)

Btw, Zoho seems to be a cool place.. it has a lot of stuff available there…It has Writer, Sheet, Show, Wiki, Notebook, Meeting, Projects, CRM, Creator (databases), Planner, Chat, Mail! Phew!! Google should have just bought off this company instead of making piecemeal acquisitions!!

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