Friday, April 20, 2007

No PowerPoint? Google will offer a free alternative

Its been only google's products in my blog..... Here comes yet another one.....

Google is adding another tool in its battle with Microsoft: A free version of presentation software.

The yet-to-be-named software will be included in Google Apps, an online suite that includes free word processing, spreadsheet and calendar programs. Users will work with the program online but will be able to save files and view them offline. It's expected to be available this summer.

The Google CEO says its not a competition to Microsoft. Check what he has said:

"We believe we can bring presentations to a new level of user satisfaction.We don't think it competes with Microsoft, because it doesn't have all the functionality of Office. It's a different way of sharing information, more casual, and a better fit to how people use the Web."

Google announced a deal to buy online ad firm DoubleClick for $3.1 billion, which Microsoft contends violates antitrust rules. The deal is Google's biggest ever, following its $1.6 billion acquisition of video-sharing site YouTube last year.

Also, Google announced an alliance with radio broadcaster Clear Channel that lets users of Google's online advertising network buy radio ads directly from their computer.

Google is inspiring me a lot nowadays man!!! Awesome company....