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In Brief: Google acquires Appjet for Wave team

Published: 08 Dec 2009

Author(s): Angela Ashenden

Programs: collaboration

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In Brief - In a no-brainer move, Google has acquired Appjet, the makers of the online collaborative editing tool, Etherpad, for an undisclosed sum. Although good news for the Appjet team, news that the Etherpad service will remain online until the end of March 2010 caused an outcry from the Etherpad user community. Google has responded by saying it will open source the Etherpad code, and will send out Google Wave invitations to all Etherpad users.

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Vendors: Google
Tags: acquisition, saas, social_software