A lot has already been written about Jotspot’s announcement that they were acquired by Google yesterday – congratulations to Joe Kraus and the team.
JotSpot is a wiki application with builtin functions for adding calendars, spreadsheets, blogs, photos, etc.
This was a predictable enough move on Google’s part as they had no wiki software in their arsenal of Live web applications.
This acquisition by Google gives Google access to wiki software for its enterprise play. The list of Google’s applications in this space is becoming unassailable and their acquisitions strategy is extremely smart – they are buying proven applications with intact and enthusiastic customers already in place.
Interestingly, I see Jeff Nolan and Zoli Erdos are pointing out that JotSpot’s two main competitors, SocialText and Atlassian, are offering free migration for JotSpot customers to their respective platforms!
This acquisition only goes to further prove that collaborative software is here to stay.
I loved Dan Farber’s throwaway:
I doubt that JotSpot will be renamed Gspot
Loic has announced the opening of the registration for Les Blogs 3. It is on in Paris on Dec 11th and 12th, and costs â‚¬300 (excl VAT) if you register before November 11th.
The event has been renamed Le Web 3 to better reflect the broader focus on Live Web applications and not just Blogs this year.
Le Web 3 has its own website and you can register to attend online.
Having attended last years Les Blogs 2, I can strongly recommend attending Le Web 3.
Sam Sethi is an entrepreneur, technologist (entrepologist) and consultant. Sam has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years for companies like Microsoft (strategy director in MSN UK ), Netscape, Gateway Computers and CMGi, in a variety of senior technical and marketing roles. Most recently Sam has been charged with setting up TechCrunch UK.
Iâ€™m interviewing Sam this Wednesday morning (30th Aug 2006) for a PodLeaders podcast. We will be talking about TechCrunch, the Live Web (Web 2.0) and anything else that may arise in the questions!
As always, if you have questions youâ€™d like me to put to him, feel free to leave them in the comments and Iâ€™ll put them to him.