google moves towards web word processing

Google has bought Upstartle, a small, private Portola Valley company that makes Web-based word processing software, as it begins to flesh out its plan to move more traditional computing tasks onto the Internet.

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looks like the challenge for ms office could be heating up.

other important news fragments:

– google working with oracle on web-based office applications

– rumbles on the net about possible ‘gdrive’ web-based hard drive

– google launches AJAX page editor: is this where the future of document creation lies?

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