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Google finally buys DocVerse, the bridge between MS Office and Google Apps

Google has been steadily adding to the variety of file types allowed in Google Apps -- you can store or share basically anything, now -- but there was still a missing link between the Microsoft Office documents you use on your desktop and the Google Docs files you edit in the cloud. A third party service called DocVerse bridged that gap, and now Google has acquired DocVerse. We first reported o...

Google to buy DocVerse, introduce Microsoft Office doc collaboration

The war between Microsoft and Google for your web-based document business just got a lot more serious. Google has been positioning Google Apps as an Office killer and encouraging companies to adopt it. Meanwhile, Microsoft countered with a web-based component to Office 2010. The latest move comes from Google, though, with the acquisition of DocVerse. DocVerse is a service that allows users t...