Google just announced the acquisition of Tonic Point, the web-based presentation application by Tonic Systems, while Eric Shmidth was showing off the new product at the Web 2.0 Expo. Google Presentation App should be ready for the summer according to the official blog, probably Google have to open authentification API as Yahoo to make new acquired applications switch to Google more easily. You can see a flash demo of Tonic Point in action which looks very complete in features :
- Store and share your existing presentations online : Upload any Microsoft PowerPoint 97-2003 presentation.
- Create and edit presentations in your browser : Rich graphical editor loads and saves PPT files – no plugins required!
- Present your ideas using simple conferencing tools : Initiate a conference for any presentation with two clicks.
- Save to your desktop : All presentations are automatically exported to PDF.
Most notable here is the schedule a conference, a webex killer feature if it’s going to be integrated with Gtalk ! Now with the Google Presentation app officially announced is there anything else missing in the Google office suite ?!
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