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March 9, 2006

Google Acquires Writely

Google Blog announces a new acquisition: Writely - the web word processor.

"For the last five months, I've been part of a Silicon Valley startup called Upstartle, which makes Writely, a collaborative word processor that runs in a web browser. Well, as of Monday, I'm happy to say that I, and the rest of the Writely team, are now part of Google." says Jen Mazzon, from the new Google Writely team.

But what is Writely? A Web 2.0 Ajax application that lets you edit and share documents, collaborate and organize documents by tags. Writely also backups data every 10 seconds, lets you create web pages from your documents and control who can see your pages.

Google Writely will probably be integrated in the new GDrive project that gives users (almost) infinite storage and web applications that create a seamless transition to what will eventually be Google Operating System.

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