October 04, 2005

Google + Sun = lots of stars?

Just wandered across this article: Google, Sun to bring StarOffice to Web.

StarOffice is the commercial equivalent of OpenOffice. Both are a good alternative to the cost-of-your-first-born Microsoft Office product.

According to this article Google and Sun will be announcing a partnership later today that will unveil a web-based version of the StarOffice product. If this does happen it will likely be the most powerful AJAX application written yet. It will also make Tim Berners-Lee's (the true founder of the web) dream of the read-write web a closer reality.

I expect to see Google offering more business partnership opportunities to integrators for products like this office idea, gmail, and their yet-to-be-released Wi-Fi system. They currently have a good number of free API documentation and SDK's. These, I believe, will likely be the stepping stone to larger product integration opportunties for partners. Google can't live off advertising income forever... ...or can they?

Posted by TheIdeaMan at October 4, 2005 12:34 PM | TrackBack

They can't. That's why they need to take over several governments, fulfilling all kinds of biblical prophesy and ushering in the one world government. Just wait and see...Google forehead chips coming soon.

Posted by: david at October 4, 2005 06:36 PM
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