Jotspot acquired by Google

Was a bit surprised to find this (in my gmail box no less):

We’re writing to let you know that Google has acquired JotSpot. We believe this is great news for our users. More importantly, we want to reassure you that you’ll continue to have uninterrupted access to your account.

It’s starting to become obvious that Google is trying to assemble a complete ‘online office’ solution. They now have offer email, spreadsheets, a wordproccessor, agenda and with jotspot, another great online collaboration tool.

I had been trying Jotspot for a new software project for work and it seem to work wonderfully. You can put documentation, spreadsheets, an agenda etc. all in one place (a wiki), and give rights to people on the project that need it (read only, write access etc). It wasnt free though, and it looks like that will be changed now, which is even more an incentive to start using it for this particular project. Though it might have some google adsense ads added to it.

Will paying customers still be charged?

We will no longer be billing customers for the use of the service. Although you will still have use of the product at your current pricing plan, we won’t charge you anymore when your current billing cycle expires.

Scoble made a post about it too, you can find two nice videos on jotspot at the scoble show.
There is also a nice article on techcrunch.

Quotes are from Jotspot’s email to existing customers.

Podcast Priest

Everybody’s favorite priest, Father Roderick of the Daily Breakfast appeared monday night at the dutch late talk show Pauw en Witteman. For anyone who speaks dutch (it would make much sense if you dont know the language), the program can be viewed online at

Very nice appearance by the Podcasting Priest as he was called at this program, telling about how it all started and how he tries to appeal to the common podcast listeners, who dont have to be catholics to enjoy the program.

IE7 released

It’s now available on yahoo (so you get all the yahoo ‘extra’s’, like the toolbar etc). And it will be availble without it (I hope ;)) from microsoft at the Microsoft IE site. If it’s like IE7 in Vista, it’s a lot better than IE6 (and it should be), though it has some really odd interface quirks. Firefox has a way more logical interface I think.

Their 2.0 release is right around the corner !

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