Let’s face it. No matter how many office suites you have seen or used in any platform, honestly none can compete with the good old Microsoft Office. Even though Open Office is free and so is web-based/light-weight Google Docs, they are almost non-existent when it comes to the total number of office application users. But Google is not giving up. The company recently acquired DocVerse which offers true real-time online collaboration on Microsoft Office documents. This move might take Google Docs to a whole new level.
It will “create a bridge between Microsoft Office and Google Apps.” says DocVerse founders, Shan Sinha and Alex DeNeui, who are also ex-employees of Microsoft. Since Google is slowly moving towards a web-only computing world with its upcoming Chrome OS, acquiring DocVerse makes things only better for the company. Jonathan Rochelle, Group Product Manager of Google Apps team explains, “DocVerse is a small, nimble team of talented developers who share our vision, and they’ve enabled true collaboration right within Microsoft Office.”