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Google couldn’t resist touting a new, minor feature in its Docs product yesterday, which just so happened to be the same day Microsoft announced its Office 365 product.

Mountain View probably isn’t overly worried about Redmond’s decision to bundle together some software, re-brand it and shove it all into the cloud, à la Google Docs, which now has the ability to let users drag-and-drop images directly into the browser page.

In effect, the Chocolate Factory has rolled out existing tech to more of its online productivity estate, as the d'n'd feature was added to Gmail in April by the company.

The function was first tested in the now defunct Google Wave product. So it turns out that that particular failed tech project did have some use, after all.

It’s a nice little tweak to Google Docs, supported by the ad broker’s browser Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox and Apple’s Safari.

But there’s no love from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer yet.

“We’ll enable it on other browsers as soon as they support the feature,” said Google. ®

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