April 17, 2007 • 10:57 pm
The Web 2.0 Expo is under way (April 15 – 18) and Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, has announced that they will be adding a presentation and slide show application (i.e., PowerPoint) to Google Docs & Spreadsheets. We now have Google’s version of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Nice.
Eric Schmidt said it will be “launched soon” and did not give a specific timeframe.
Docs & Spreadsheets is already hugely popular and makes collaboration soooo much easier. Adding a web-based PowerPoint-esque application is a natural extension of the Google Apps.
Google continues to create applications that enable better collaboration within teams and communities – I love it. 🙂
[via TechCrunch and CNET]
Filed under: Google, Web 2.0
Well, I finally got my beta invite to Joost back on April 5 and I just was planning on downloading the install software but noticed that only Intel Macs running 10.4 or higher is supported. Since I’m running a PowerBook G4 with 10.3 I’ll have to install it on my Vista machine.
I’ll try to check it out later this week. When I do, I’ll post a review or, at least, my initial thoughts.
Update (4/11/2007) Well, I just tried to install it on my Vista Ultimate machine and I keep getting a “Joost stopped working” error message…ugh, what a pain in the ass. I checked their forums and, with the latest version (0.9.2), some people are reporting issues with Vista while others aren’t. The real annoyance is that I can’t post in the forums because the only way to create a Joost user account is via the client application. Since I can’t launch the app, I can’t create an account.
I sent an email to their support email addy so, hopefully, they’ll help me resolve it soon. Until then, no beta invites for me to give away. 😦
Filed under: Digital Movies, IPTV, Video, Web 2.0
If you’re looking for some more Web 2.0 sites, check out this list on tagoon. You may have heard or used some of the sites:
Of this list, I’ve used or am using Reddit.com, Ma.gnolia.com, and StumbleUpon.com. I’ll have to check out the others when I have more free time. Until then, enjoy!
Filed under: Web 2.0