Google Beefs Up Office Suite Competitor
Feb 21, 2007, 10:25 AM
Google reportedly is preparing to integrate its Docs & Spreadsheets Web tool into its Google Apps for Your Domain, a package of white-label services, including instant messaging, home pages, email, and calendars, for use with any domain, according to PC World. The Google Apps for Your Domain beta service allows organizations to sign up and receive, for free, customizable versions of Google Talk, Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Page Creator, and the personalizable Google Home Page to offer their users. Current beta testers of the service include video game publisher RedOctane, San Jose Community College, nonprofit consultancy Allen Labs, and nightlife guide and social network 2night Entertainment. The move appears to be intended to position the service as a competitor to Microsoft's ubiquitous Office Suite.