This week's Google acquisition: DocVerse
Google's torrid acquisition pace continues with the purchase of DocVerse, a start-up that helps make Microsoft Office documents more collaborative, for a reported $25 million.
Google plucked another start-up from the Bay Area Friday, this time adding DocVerse to its Google Apps team.
The deal--which The Wall Street Journal reported was valued at $25 million--will allow Google to start blending DocVerse's Microsoft Office plug-in software into Google Apps, DocVerse and Google said in blog postings on their respective sites. DocVerse's software and service is designed to let Office users who still need a lot of the power and features of the desktop version of that software share documents and track changes with colleagues online.
The, but a Google representative said it was too soon to know how quickly DocVerse's products would get integrated into the Google Apps software. Building out the Google Apps experience is a big priority for Google this year, as it attempts to get more and more people comfortable with Internet-delivered software while .
DocVerse----also becomes the fourth Google acquisition in recent weeks. Since the beginning of the year, Google has purchased , and , , and it completed the previously announced purchase of On2 Technologies. That's a little ahead of the last year to purchase one company a month.