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Google Gobbles Writely

Mar 10, 20061 min
Data CenterEnterprise Applications

I wrote about Writely in a recent edition of my Network World Web Applications newsletter and my enthusiasm was well-founded: Google just purchased the company this week for an undisclosed amount. Don’t bother trying to sign up, new accounts are not being offered although existing accounts still work.


Mark Gibbs is an author, journalist, and man of mystery. His writing for Network World is widely considered to be vastly underpaid. For more than 30 years, Gibbs has consulted, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking, information technology, and the social and political issues surrounding them. His complete bio can be found at

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