Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Jun 2006 21:52 UTC
Google Google is launching an online spreadsheet that will let you load Excel files and share documents online. Up to 10 people can work on the spreadsheet at the same time - the names of people editing and reading it will appear in a chat window. Users can save the documents to their Google account or export them as .csv, .xls or html files. Like the launch of Gmail, Google is limiting the number of new users for software - still in beta - to avoid overloading its systems. Cnet wonders, should Microsoft be worried?
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RE: Should Microsoft Be Worried?
by grep on Wed 7th Jun 2006 11:43 UTC in reply to "Should Microsoft Be Worried?"
grep
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2006-04-22

"No. Not at all. For small distributed teams this is a good idea, but no large company worth their salt would ever use this. Plus I just don't know how trustworthy Google is as of late..."

With all the anti-trust cases on Microsoft I suppose they're trustworthy? Right...

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j.blechert Member since:
2006-01-04

I guess they're not, but with all the private data google already collects (willingly or unwillingly) through search, gmail, google talk, etc. I don't think they should be fed any more.
Google is a serious breach in privacy, even if it does nothing with all the information, the problem is still there.
It's better to be save than sorry, I rather have my data on a local harddrive that I can secure in any way that I want to, than have it in the hands of someone I don't even know.

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