Google buys web word processor
CNET News.com reports
that Writely, a web-based word processing application, has been purchased by Google. Writely was launched last summer and allows users to load, edit, and save Word, OpenOffice, PDF, RTF, and HTML files anywhere, straight from their browser. The acquisition follows leaked screenshots
of a web-based Google calendar service called C2, which appears to have an AJAX-based interface similar to Gmail. Considering that Google partnered with Sun
to improve OpenOffice last year, it looks like Google may eventually offer a web-based office suite.