DocVerse acquired by Google to improve Google Docs and Google Sites

Google announced that it has acuired DocVerse – a small plugin works in the right-hand sidebar of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, letting people synchronize documents to an online service and collaborate with other people. “The future of productivity applications is in the cloud," said Jonathan Rochelle. "We've always believed the web is the best […]

Google announced that it has acuired DocVerse – a small plugin works in the right-hand sidebar of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, letting people synchronize documents to an online service and collaborate with other people. “The future of productivity applications is in the cloud," said Jonathan Rochelle. "We've always believed the web is the best platform for creating and sharing information, and Google Docs has already helped millions of people become more productive. But we recognize that many people are still accustomed to desktop software. So as we continue to improve Google Docs and Google Sites as rich collaboration tools, we’re also making it easier for people to transition to the cloud, and interoperate with desktop applications like Microsoft Office." Rochelle wrote that existing DocVerse customers can continue using the product, but Google isn't accepting new signups until it's "ready to share what's next."