Google wants to buy Office clone

Posted on Thursday, December 14 2006 @ 00:16:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google is planning to buy an office software suite from ThinkFree:
However, the Korea-based creator of the ThinkFree suite is reluctant to sell it to Google, an executive at the firm said.

The Google team that handled the recent purchase of YouTube has met twice this month with representatives of ThinkFree Corp, according to Jong-jin Baek, the president of ThinkFree's parent company, Haansoft.

Google's intention is to acquire ThinkFree, Baek claimed in interviews with Korean media over the weekend. ThinkFree has developed several versions of a Java-based office suite that can run online inside a web browser, or in a standalone version.

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