Feeds

Presentation boost for Google Docs & Spreadsheets

PowerPoint free

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Web 2.0 Expo Google is to round out its online applications suite with presentation software in its latest strike against Microsoft Office.

Google chief executive Eric Schmidt Tuesday unveiled a Docs & Spreedsheets add-on, giving users a way to present information and create slide shows.

Schmidt called presentation the "killer app" for the way communities work. He carefully avoided suggestions Google's presentation software is an alternative to PowerPoint, even though it represents the final installment in an online package that looks and feels like Microsoft Office, with word processing, spreadsheets, IM, and email.

"We don't think so. It doesn't have all the functionality of Microsoft Office. It's a different way to mange information. It's a better fit for the way people use the web," Schmidt said.

He did not provide a date for launch. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Why has the web gone to hell? Market chaos and HUMAN NATURE
Tim Berners-Lee isn't happy, but we should be
Microsoft boots 1,500 dodgy apps from the Windows Store
DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! Naughty, misleading developers!
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder
And now a message from our sponsors: 'STFU or else'
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Uber, Lyft and cutting corners: The true face of the Sharing Economy
Casual labour and tired ideas = not really web-tastic
Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.