JUST FOR THE RECORD: According to ReadWriteWeb, starting last Monday (17 September), Google Presentations is ready for use.
Therefore, Google Docs users can now:
- Create and keep presentations in one place on the web that’s accessible anytime, from any Internet connected computer.
- Manage, update and share presentations with colleagues by sending them a simple email invitation.
- Edit together online and in real time, or contribute at different times to the same presentation on the web.
- Present and control slide shows for all viewers over the web, with no special setup required. Chat with viewers in real-time via integrated chat.
- Import existing presentations to get started quickly.
- Quickly publish presentations to the general public or individuals of their choice.
AND HERE’S A VIDEO showing how users can connect through Google Talk and “can chat about the presentation as they’re watching.”
More details in The Official Google Blog. And in related news, Yahoo! Drops $350m on Zimbra; an Open Source, Enterprise RIA. Looks like we are likely to see a three-corner fight soon — Microsoft Office vs. Google Office vs. Yahoo! Office.
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