Google has closed all deals with Meebo and QuickOffice and confirm the news: The technology giant have acquired the two latter in a matter of an hour with just a single consecutive deal. Google had Meebo agreed in a decent amount of $100 million and QuickOffice in an undisclosed and unconfirmed amount- having been able to acquire the two services in a matter of an hour.
Lately, we have been hearing a lot so much about Google from their Google+ Hangout to their out-of-this-world Project Glass. And now, its move to elevate its social networking services and productive services to the heights are two common visions of the company. In the past months, Google have been very aggressive and forthcoming in their service expansion to answer consumer demands and to compete with other top services that are available at present. The company have done this through extensive research and innovative thinking to make their services more appealing and interesting to consumers, giving them a better environment for entertainment, leisure and learning. In doing so, the company has recently integrate to companies to their service; companies who have known to have proven their worth in their respective service.
First in the list is Meebo, a social platform that provides IM service and supports third-party instant messengers like Yahoo Messengers, Facebook Chat among others. Aside from having interest in providing users with more enhanced messaging features, the Meebo’s self-proclaimed “Meebo bar” catches Google’s nerves. This piece of Meebo’s social networking puzzle gives users the ease in sharing feeds and other contents in their social networking service. Google’s idea of contemplating Meebo’s strong IM features to its own Google+ team will boost its strength in the arms race of social networking service. With almost 62.7 million users, Meebo will definitely arm Google+ strategic advantage in the SNS competition.
Then QuickOffice came in not more than two hours after the first. The famous Microsoft Office alternative managed by CEO Alan Masarek came in very useful as an integration to Google’s services like Gmail, Calendar and Docs. As a Microsoft Office suite counterpart, QuicOffice have been very well-known for its ability to be used in mobile devices like non-WP smartphones and tablets, and with this the technology hegemone have the idea of using the latter’s impressive track records and its compatibility to many mobile platforms and a vast network of users gear Google up.
Speculations may arise that with these acquisitions, Google may position itself in the same foothold as Microsoft or Facebook in the technological and social networking service competition. It may be true that Facebook’s social foundations are immensely strong but to Google’s end, Meebo will justifiably improved Google+’s features.
As for the QuickOffice purchase, it may proved to be a smart decision made by Google for future fruitful investment and greater revenues in the coming years. Not to mention its compatibility to most commonly used OSs (may it be PCs and smart devices), Google may inevitably pose a significant threat to Microsoft’s Office Suite.
But, time is still too young for us to know the end to this. But at hand, Google is now at its height and we’ll wait for what it has to offer.
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