Guest Post This is a guest post, written by investor Brad Feld.
Today Google announced that on-the-go editing in Google Docs is available for iPhone and iPad — just like it’s been available for Android-based devices since November 2010. But what’s two years between frenemies?
Google’s long-anticipated file-sharing service, Google Drive, may have a lot in common with Google Docs, and might even have the same features.
Leaving Google behind, Dave Girouard is leaving to launch his own startup, backed by Kleiner Perkins, NEA, and Google Ventures.
WatchDox, a file sharing service for highly sensitive documents, announced it has raised $9 million in its latest round of funding.
New York-based startup MightyMeeting has its sights on boosting mobile productivity in the enterprise. In keeping with the growing trend of using tablets to do work, MightyMeeting is unveiling a collaboration app called MightyTeams for the iPad and Android tablets.
Yet another major company has jumped into patent squabbles with Google. British Telecommunications filed suit against the search giant on Thursday for infringing on six patents.
Google is rolling out a suite of new changes to its Google Docs service, including 50 new features for Presentations, according to an official blog post today.
The Google Docs List, the main directory of all of your documents, is apparently having some kind of outage today. On the Google apps status dashboard, Google has marked the Google Docs List as having a “service disruption.” It seems individual Google documents can be opened and edited are otherwise working fine, as are other Google applications. The only issues appears to be with the main Docs navigation page that lists your folders and each file you have stored with Google. We’re checking with Google public relations to see if it is a widespread problem.
When Google first started talking about its Google Chrome OS software a few years ago, one of the selling points was the promise that it would come with much better built-in security than other operating systems. Now, Chrome OS has only been commercially available for a few months, and security researchers have already figured out how to hack it.
There’s not much future in online office-suite apps, like the ones Microsoft and Apple offer, if you believe Box.net chief executive Aaron Levie.
Cloud storage provider Box.net announced today that it is integrating Google Docs into its main web application, giving all Box.net customers the ability to create and edit Google Docs from within Box.net.
Google has released a slick new Android application for Google Docs that makes managing documents easy and adds the ability to convert words in images into editable text.
Google has introduced a new comment stream feature in its online document sharing and editing program, Google Docs, in an effort to promote the service as an online collaboration tool.
Google announced today it is giving Microsoft Office users a way to bring their documents into Google Docs without having to leave the Office application.
Dear Google: If you keep this up, I won’t have any more excuses to be unproductive on my phone in transit.
Cloud Sherpas, a designated reseller of Google’s online application suite for enterprise customers, announced today it has raised $1.6 million in its first round of funding.
Picture this: Your sales support is on the East Coast while your business development is on the West Coast. Some of your corporate information is stored in the cloud, while the rest is on a server humming away in a closet in your headquarters. And a $10 million deal you’re about to pitch is about to fall apart because you can’t share ideas and files effectively.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
While Google’s online word processing application Google Docs has its defenders (as a frequent Docs user, I count myself among them), there’s no question it falls far short of Microsoft Word in many ways. But Google executives have said 2010 will be the year that most companies and consumers will finally start to see Docs as a serious alternative, and a Docs revamp announced today could be a big part of making that happen.
Google has made life a bit better for hardcore Google Docs users. Today, the company unveiled a new web clipboard feature for the Docs suite. It allows users to copy items to a cloud-based clipboard from any Docs application, and then paste them into another Docs app with proper formatting.
Virtual Ubiquity has just released more group features for Buzzword, its powerful new word processor.