Google launching presentation app [VIDEO UPDATE]

Google's got a new service on the way, and as rumored months ago, it's a presentation app.

CEO of Google Eric Schmidt discusses Docs and Spreadsheets, YouTube, lawsuits and more with John Batelle at the Web 2.0 Expo keynote CNET Networks

Google CEO Eric Schmidt went on stage yesterday at the Web 2.0 Expo and announced that the slides running on the four giant projection screens were actually Docs and Spreadsheet's newest app: a presentation service.

In an interview with John Batelle, he was asked, "Is this a competitor to Microsoft Office [and PowerPoint]?"

Schmidt: "I don't work at Microsoft."

Batelle: "Come on!"

Schmidt: "Microsoft does have a collection of Web-based products. But for people who need presentation apps on the Web, they're going to use this. This is a testament to the strength of Web 2.0."

See Previous coverage of Google's presentation app.

Schmidt then went on to talk about the DoubleClick acquisition, previously reported about on News.com.

Update: We've got some hasty digital camera footage from the announcement which we've embedded after the break. To see it, click the 'read more' link below. See also the News.com story.

Featured Video
6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Google unveils a new logo

A new Google logo steals attention away from another Google announcement.

by Iyaz Akhtar