Google won't launch Office tools

Posted on Monday, Oct 10 2005 @ 02:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google's co-founder Sergey Brin responded to speculation over at the Web 2.0 and said the search engine giant isn't planning to launch a web-based Office suite.
"We don't have any plans," he told Web 2.0 conference organizer John Battelle. However Brin left the door open a little. Documents would be easier to work with in the future, he promised, but he didn't think a fat client was the way to go.

"I don't really think that the thing is to take a previous generation of technology and port them directly," he told Battelle. However distributed thin web applications allowed you to do "new and better things than the Office package and more."
Find out more over at The Register.


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