My brief encounter with Joe Kraus

Summary:AccMan Dennis Howlett and Zoli Erdos reminded me of a brief chat I had with JotSpot founder and CEO Joe Kraus at an Enterprise Irregular dinner during the Office 2.0 Conference on October 11.

AccMan Dennis Howlett and Zoli Erdos reminded me of a brief chat I had with JotSpot founder and CEO Joe Kraus at an Enterprise Irregular dinner during the Office 2.0 Conference on October 11. I first heard the rumor of Google acquiring JotSpot that day and conveniently Joe, who I have interview many times, showed up for the dinner at a restaurant in San Francisco. I went over to him and asked directly if Google was buying his company. He answered my reporter's query with a definitive, no tells, unequivocal "No." That's not an atypical response if he were indeed immersed in negotiations with Google at the time, but it did throw me off the scent.

 
 From left: Julia French, myself, Jeff Nolan, Joe Kraus, David Terrar 

More analysis from Cote, Zoli Erdos, Donna Bogatin, Mike Masnick.

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Topics: Google

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