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Google Acquires JotSpot
ideavirus

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Msg#: 3141026 posted 3:19 pm on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

Article from News.com.au [australianit.news.com.au]

GOOGLE has continued expanding its online empire, buying pioneering group JotSpot, which specialises in "wiki" collaborative web pages.

Unlike Google's grand $US1.65 billion ($2.15 billion) stock deal to acquire online video-sharing website YouTube announced three weeks earlier, the JotSpot takeover was disclosed informally in a blog.

Details of the JotSpot acquisition were not disclosed.

"OK, I can finally blurt it out," JotSpot founder Joe Kraus wrote in a weblog posted at the JotSpot site and on Google's media information web page.

Here is the Google Posting on their blog [googleblog.blogspot.com]...

Cheers

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 1:14 am (utc) on Nov. 1, 2006]
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Msg#: 3141026 posted 4:28 pm on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

JotSpot co-founder and CEO Joe Kraus announced the acquisition on a blog Tuesday morning, saying that being part of search giant Google will give JotSpot access to "world-class" data centers and engineers.

Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Google's efforts to offer hosted applications, such as word processors and spreadsheets, mesh with JotSpot's strategy to build online productivity applications, Kraus wrote.

Google buys JotSpot, dips into wiki world [news.com.com]

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Msg#: 3141026 posted 5:42 pm on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

I know Ken Norton (their VP product) he must be thrilled. Congrats, very well deserved to their team.

The product is world class, and I'm sure the Google acquisition will continue to enable them to develop their edge.

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Msg#: 3141026 posted 2:10 am on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Who is their competition? Anyone here investigated? A wiki might be useful on travel sites and such.

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Msg#: 3141026 posted 3:31 am on Nov 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Rumour is that this acquisition was priced at $50 Million.

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Msg#: 3141026 posted 8:11 pm on Nov 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

JotSpot is a good product. A very strategic move on GOOG.
*throws away my old Wiki software*

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