Google gobbles up Zenter; Google Office set

Summary:Google acquired the last piece of its Google Office puzzle. Google bought Zenter, a company that creates online slide presentations.

Google acquired the last piece of its Google Office puzzle. Google bought Zenter, a company that creates online slide presentations.

With the purchase Google has one of the last pieces for its presentation tool--GooglePoint if you will. Google engineering director

You've heard us talk a lot about using the web to improve group collaboration and information sharing. These days, when you create a document -- whether it's a text document, a spreadsheet, or a presentation -- you usually want to share it, collect feedback, or communicate about it in some way. We on the Google Docs & Spreadsheets team focus on making this experience easier and more powerful for you. In particular, we're working to add presentation-sharing capabilities to Google Docs & Spreadsheets, and we're excited about the addition of Zenter's technology and team to that effort.

Couple Zenter with Tonic Systems and Google is on equal footing with Zoho, says Om Malik. Dan has a deep dive on Zoho. See also Richard MacManus's online suite comparison.

Topics: Google

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