Google PowerPoint, Wiki Software on Tap
Google could launch its online presentation and wiki tools at the Office 2.0 conference in San Francisco this week, news reports indicate. With the addition of those two products, Google is able to offer users a complete suite of productivity applications at no charge. It also puts the company into direct competition with Microsoft's Office suite.
It was at last year's Office 2.0 event where the company unveiled its Docs and Spreadsheets applications, which came out of its acquisition of Writely and its own work on an Excel-like application. The company said earlier this year that it would be using technology acquired from Tonic Systems to work on a PowerPoint-like application that would be released sometime this summer. Some believe this to mean that this year's event is the place for the debut of the two new applications.