Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 17:09 UTC
Google "We're happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions. Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we'll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite." Excellent acquisition - Quickoffice has always been a fine product, and this gives Google instant access to a wide array of native mobile office applications. Crazy nobody else ever picked these guys and girls up. Also, if Google makes Quickoffice available for free, we can enjoy yet another "Google is competing unfairly by not charging customers money for products"-whine-a-thon. That alone is worth it.
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Haha, yeah, sweet
by vaette on Tue 5th Jun 2012 21:04 UTC
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Haha, yeah, that is totally sweet how the largest operating system vendor in that market segment is buying a piece of software to integrate in their OS and give away for free to cut off a competitor, take that Netscape. Wait, what, Quickoffice you say?

OK, not that comparable, but price-dumping is a rather touchy issue when a big platform owner is doing it. Microsoft will survive either way, but it is rather unfunny for anyone else trying to compete.

Edited 2012-06-05 21:06 UTC

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