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Google Spreadsheets Set To Debut

"alpha" version will read and write Excel files

7:42 am on Jun 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Lots of blog buzz about this. Debut on Tuesday. Here are two establishment newspapers on the subject...

Google Spreadsheets Set To Debut
Information Week [informationweek.com]

Google Spreadsheets will, at least at first, be able to read and write Microosft Excel files, but will lack Excel's depth of features. It will, however, use tools like Google Talk for online collaboration.

Google further invades its rival's territory
Internet search engine introduces own spreadsheet
Seattle Post-Intelligencer [seattlepi.nwsource.com]

Google Spreadsheets users will be able to save files on Google's servers and can share them with others, Rochelle said. As many as 10 people will able to edit files simultaneously, and they will be able to communicate with on another as they are making changes.

PS: Looks like longen beat me to it while I was formatting this one. I'll leave it to the mods to sort it out.

7:45 am on June 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There was some buzz a while back about Google tieing up with Sun to provide web based access to OpenOffice.org.

I can't quite work out if this is what we are about to see, or whether this is a standalone "Ajax" spreadsheet coming out of Labs...