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Google acquiers DocVerse

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Friday, March 5, 2010
9 years ago2,922 views

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<<​The future of productivity applications is in the cloud. We've always believed the web is the best platform for creating and sharing information, and Google Docs has already helped millions of people become more productive. But we recognize that many people are still accustomed to desktop software. So as we continue to improve Google Docs and Google Sites as rich collaboration tools, we’re also making it easier for people to transition to the cloud, and interoperate with desktop applications like Microsoft Office. >>

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Download still available here: docverse.com/setup.exe

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google suspended new sign-ups on DocVerse.com (as they usually do with new acquisitions), BUT I've figured out how to still create a new account!

This will probably only work until Google realizes this and disables it...

If you download the DocVerse app from the link I posted above, or here: docverse.com/main/download and install the EXE, the setup process has you create a DocVerse account – And it still works!

I just created an account and sync'd a doc from Word to my new DocVerse account! :-)


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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Here's the screen shot:


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ianf [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

mbegin, I don't understand, You had no need for DocVerse's services prior to the announcement, and now you race to sign up before Google closes up the loophole, apparently just for the hell of it, and proudly tell the World about it. ?Why? what's in it for you other than one more dormant account in an outfit you'll probably never use... a very dubious "accomplishment" by my somewhat austere standards.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Wow, shit all over mbegin why don't we? haha

I'll explain with examples: Google acquired writely, the first people to get to use gdocs are the writely users. Google acquired Grandcentral, the first people who get to use Google voice or Grandcentral users. these accounts' value shoot up once acquired by google.

Jérôme [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]ianf
AFAIK, those who signed up for Grand Central before its acquisition received their invitation to Google Voice earlier than anyone else. Pre-acquisition users are often turned into private beta testers, hence the rush for DocVerse, Gizmo5 and co.

ianf [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]DPic, he who dies with the most dormant accounts wins?

[I truly do not understand this hoarding mentality to amass as many accounts on future Google services as possible, on the flimsiest of pretexts that their "value will shoot up," and to be among the first to receive invites to BETA TEST them. To feel among the beta-first chosen ones, or else. Perhaps you all live far more active lives than myself, but, if so, where do you find the time to play with all these newly signed-up-for toys?]

PS. DPic, I don't know who's "shitting" whom, but perhaps we should hold the stench away from the BGF rhetorical question.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

A dormant account represents nothing more than a few rows in a database table, so I don't think it matters much one way or the other.

ianf [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Oh, I am not worried about Google's, etc., added costs of db maintenance, I am simply trying to find out the motivation for this kind of sign-uppy behavior. I keep thinking perhaps I *AM* the one who's missing something here, but nothing comes up ;-))

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Also

blog.docverse.com/2010/03/05/g ...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Uhm... Picnik affects Flickr, DocVerse affects Microsoft.
Interesting.

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