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Google Buys Jotspot

By: Andy Beal

Googles just announced their acquisition of wiki company Jotspot, finally putting to rest that Yahoo was close to acquiring the company.

Links: Jotspot, Yahoo was close to acquiring the company

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but theres plenty of other information out there. According to Jotspots Joe Kraus

"As we built the business over the past three years Google consistently attracted our attention. We watched them acquire Writely, and launch Google Groups, Google Spreadsheets and Google Apps for Your Domain. It was pretty apparent that Google shared our vision for how groups of people can create, manage and share information online. Then when we had conversations with people at Google we found ourselves completing each others sentences. Joining Google allows us to plug into the resources that only a company of Googles scale can offer, like a huge audience, access to world-class data centers and a team of incredibly smart people."

While Jotspot is now closed to new accounts, existing paid customers will get their service for free - a sign that the service will become free to all. According to the Jotspot FAQ for the acquisition:

"Both Google and JotSpot are committed to continuing to support customers, and we know our users have invested a lot in JotSpot. Existing customers of the wiki, family site and class reunion site will continue to have uninterrupted access to their accounts and their data will not be affected. In the future, well work hard to move as seamlessly as possible to Googles systems so that customers wont be inconvenienced."


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Andy Beal is an internet marketing consultant and considered one of the world's most respected and interactive search engine marketing experts. Andy has worked with many Fortune 1000 companies such as Motorola, CitiFinancial, Lowes, Alaska Air, DeWALT, NBC and Experian.

You can read his internet marketing blog at Marketing Pilgrim and reach him at [email protected].

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