Google has announced an acquisition of the famous online collaborative tool DocVerse. The news of the acquisition surfaced in December last year and now it is through. There was another possible rumor of the acquisition of PDFMeNot.
As it is suggestive from the name this software comes from the same developers who created BugMeNot. The Online PDF tool is an Australian startup and there were reports of it being acquired by Google earlier this week. The report surfaced on Digital Inspiration but now, Digital Inspiration has another update which says the acquisition report is not true. Though, the official PDFMeNot website redirects to Google docs, there is no news on why it is so!
The second is DocVerse which makes Google apps better by providing collaborative working platforms for popular MS Office document files. In a blog post on this acquisition, Google has remarked saying,
We recognize that many people are still accustomed to desktop software. So as we continue to improve Google Docs and Google Sites as rich collaboration tools, we’re also making it easier for people to transition to the cloud, and interoperate with desktop applications like Microsoft Office.
DocVerse brings the functionality of Google Docs to the desktop. Although not free, its integration with Microsoft Office will prove to be fruitful. And in the midst of all this, Google might just make this tool free.