Google Office to add Presentation Tool

I blogged awhile back about swirling rumors that Google would be rolling out a presentation tool to augment their existing web office suite. Turns out those rumors have a basis in fact. According to c|net news:

“Google is adding a feature to its Docs & Spreadsheets Web-hosted software that will enable people to create presentations and slide shows, Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said on Tuesday at the Web 2.0 Expo.”

On the one hand, this is exciting in that it is strengthening the single venue approach to web office apps. On the other hand, is Google a day late and a dollar short when you consider the concept of “small pieces, loosely joined.” With all of the screencasting, slide sharing apps out there, how will Google’s product stand out from the crowd?

Guess we’ll have to wait and see. The article says soon but no specific release date was provided.

[tags]google, presentation, google-office, weboffice, powerpoint[/tags]

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