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Google's next step to taking over the world - Google Spreadsheets

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nikebee, 14 Jul 2006.

  1. nikebee

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    a while back there were rumors that Google was going to create its own web-browser, then suddenly we heard that it was going to start creating its own Office style apps.

    and here's their first step.
    http://spreadsheets.google.com/

    google spreadsheets, it seems to be a rather dumbed down version of Excell - the bonus however is that anyone with a google account can access it and its completely free.

    you don't need any software installed... other than an internet browser.
    good move by google tbh... you can argue that OpenOffice is free as well and is almost an MSOffice clone - but its still a case of you need to download and install it etc...
     
  2. Blue Cypher

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    They are well on their way to ruling the world :D
    Would that be such a bad thing as we would get rid of Tony Blair
     
  3. Andr3w

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    Ive lost count of all the google things now

    theres maps
    books
    spreadsheets
    news
    groups
    scohlar
    video
    toolbar
    images
    desktop
    mail
    directory
    blog
    labs
    answers
    moon

    so many more!
     
  4. spirit

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    hehehe, its awsome app, it was out like months ago tho :)
     
  5. Zip

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    Theres a Google Moon now :eek:

    LINK ME!!!!
     
  6. alexthecheese

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    It's weird really, but I can see Google really rivalling Microsoft if they keep progressing the computer-on-the-web philosophy. Decentralise everything, all across the network. It's like the ultimate in remote desktop-ing! Everything available from any machine.
     
  7. Andr3w

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    http://moon.google.com/

    :d

    zoom in as far as you can go
     
  8. Oracle

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  9. Zip

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    The moon really is made out of cheese :D
     
  10. Wryel

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    I don't know why, but those yellow bubbles scare me.
     
  11. Andr3w

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    Its because of the giant mouse that took a bite out of it :eek:
     
  12. iCraig

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    Looks interesting.

    I'll have a read of it in a bit, my Google kettle has just boiled so I'll go and make a cup of Google brand coffee first.
     
  13. Ice On Fire

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    Lol. :cool:

    *Drinks, Google branded Tea. *
     
  14. nikebee

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  15. Kol

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    No mention of Google Earth? :p

    I love Google.
     
  16. Confused

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    The great thing about Google is that they give their employees a certain percentage of their time to work on their own projects.

    Most of these cool little apps/utilities have been created by a Google employee in their spare time :)
     
  17. iCraig

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    Yep, the 20% rule. Google definately looks like a fantastic place to work.

    Don't worry though, within 20 years, everybody will work for Google because Google will be everything. :D
     
  18. Steeps

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    google gulp ;)

    i like playing with google sketchup, much easier than prodesktop!