Quite a busy day today:
- Yahoo bought Zimbra for $350 million dollars.
- AOL decided to move their headquarters to New York.
- Microsoft got a decision in Europe.
- Lots of TechCrunch 40 coverage is up on techcrunch.com.
- The New York Times is opening up large quantities of its premium content for free.
- Apple is hosting a press event in London tomorrow.
- Oh yeah, SCO filed for bankruptcy on Friday. Not to editorialize, but… personally I’m glad.
So a pretty busy day. Oh, and Nathan was among the first people to spot something new from Google: the ability to make presentations. Also, Google Docs and Spreadsheets has been renamed to Google Docs. You can check the official posts about the new presentation software from Google. I’m playing with it now; it looks like it can import PowerPoint. It’s available in 25 languages, multiple people can collaborate at once, and it’s got Google Talk built-in to allow people to chat.
On days like this, it’s best to just hunker down until the blogstorms subside.
Update: Be sure to watch the video on the official “Presently” blog post. It’s lo-fi and funny, but actually explains why it’s good to store docs in the cloud so you can collaborate. If Ze Frank made a video for Google, it would probably look like this.
So some people are over on the side going:
Update: Chatting in Nathan’s presentation, we figured out that you can embed a presentation on a web page using an iframe. I have no idea what the security implications are, so don’t complain to me if it causes a problem, but it’s pretty fun.