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Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
12 years ago6,856 views

According to the Google Blog, D&S is going to have Presentations this summer they just aquired Tonic Systems to work on that

googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/0 ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Finally! I can't wait

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's the first time they talk about what they WILL lanch, and not about what they have launched...

-TD- [PersonRank 4]

12 years ago #

[moved from new thread "PowerPoint Killer Confirmed"]

techcrunch.com/2007/04/17/goog ...

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[moved]

blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=4864
[via pd's twitter]

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<It's the first time they talk about what they WILL lanch, and not about what they have launched...>>

It's not the first time (see real-time quotes, privacy enhancements etc.) and it's more like an acquisition announcement.

Jack [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

well, who didn't know it was coming....

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

But isn't sonic technology based on Java? Unlike Google's technologies that are based on JavaScript (including AJAX)...

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Ok, maybe they are talking about server-side Java. Thought I'm not sure.

Jason [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

See a demo....
beta.tonicpoint.com/demo/

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> How uncool, Google is now announcing their products,
> Microsoft-style, instead of just releasing them

Isn't that what we wanted? Google to stop hiding their products plans?

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Where's the fun if we can spend our whole lives trying to find them ?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

not sure how they will tie the apps together within the framework of JotSpot (if at all)..

If presently is coming out in summer, then why did the Jotspot group get officially launched ??

Google now seems to be a little too much fragmented to deliver proper hosted services as an encompassing whole for collaborative efforts across an enterprise.

There is much work that they need to do to compete with Office suite and Sharepoint07!!

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Where's the fun if we CAN'T spend our whole lives trying to find them?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> See a demo....
> beta.tonicpoint.com/demo/

Wow. So that is client-side Java? Google mostly goes for DHTML, rarely for Flash, have they ever gone for client-side Java?*

*Aside from that Valentine's game :)

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> Wow. So that is client-side Java?

But maybe they bought Sonic for their server-side solution, mainly Good .ppt format support. I can't imagine Google launching product with Java on client-side. That's so Web 1.0 ;) But seriously – Java is bloated and isn't installed by default in any browser.

Jason [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Wasn't their first GMail notifier years ago written in Java? unsupported of course. as well as their original video player.

i'm predicting they migrate it to flash.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Or they will not get the teams together and see how they can add the Tonic guys' knowledge within DHTML (or Flash). Like how they got Google Earth, and then threw them together with the DHTML gurus to create Google Maps.

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> Wasn't their first GMail notifier years ago written in Java?
> unsupported of course. as well as their original video player.

But you are talking about the software that wasn't embed on the website, aren't you? The only Java applet embedded on Google's website that I remember is this easter game from the early days ;)
(google.com/Easter/feature_east ...)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

or maybe they just bought tonic guys to keep the competetion down.. chatter indicates that its a "build" and not a buy for presently...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Don't forget the Valentine's day Ludwik :)
google.com/heart/heart01.html

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Good point, sorry.

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Google Docs, Spreadsheets & Presentations ... anyone?

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> If presently is coming out in summer, then why did the Jotspot group
> get officially launched ??

It's officially stated in the group that it has been launched only to centralize the support for Jotspot in one site, nothing to do with a near release (at least that's what they say...)

or [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

ajaxian.com/archives/tonicpoin ...

The above link has some info about Tonic. It seems they use SVG/VML/JS for the online app, not the java client.

or [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

sixlegs.com/blog/java/tonicpoi ...

Some more info from one of the engineers.

or [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I wonder exactly when Google acquired them. The fact that they can already announce that they will release Presentations by the summer tells me the team has already been at google working to integrate the product.

Furthermore, on the Q&A, Google does not mention TonicPoint as one of the products of Tonic Systems. TonicPoint was still in beta when Google acquired them. Possibly Google intended to keep it a secret, but since Eric Schmiddt had announced that presentation was coming at the Web 2.0 conference, they just decided to reveal the entire news on the blog.

""Q. Who is Tonic Systems? What are their products?
A: Tonic Systems is a San Francisco-based company that provides Java presentation automation products and solutions for document management – Tonic Systems Builder, Tonic Systems Filter, Tonic Systems Transformer, Tonic Systems Viewer, and JarJar Links. Features of their products included text extraction for indexing documents, presentation creation capabilities and document conversion tools."""

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

URLs
beta.tonicpoint.com/demo/
and
beta.tonicpoint.com/

generating 404 now...

or [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I'm still getting it

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Odd.. some minutes ago there was a 404 error page but these links redirect to Tonicpoint.com now. Both of these.

or [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

That is weird, just a second ago one of them redirected the Google page on the acquisition. But then a second later it was back to the old tonic page.

Martin [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

JarJar Links ?!? WTF!

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

So with every new product Google releases, is it only because they bought a startup that was already working on the product?

some examples:
Writely = Google Documents
TonicPoint = Presentations
Urchin = Google Analytics

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

check out their forum... register if you want...

forums.tonicsystems.com/

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Features List :

72.14.235.104/search?q=cache:k ...

Viewer Help

72.14.235.104/search?q=cache:c ...

Will Google release a viewer or maker of the presentation software?

For more search site:tonicsystems.com

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Colin C.: That's not 100% true, what about Calendar, Spreadsheets, GMail and Reader?

Heebie Sudoku [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

Yes, so now it's officially launched: googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/0 ...

Heebie Sudoku [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

Oh yeah. Sorry. You've already got that bit.

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

What will Google call 'docs & spreadsheet' then? "Google Docs, Spreadsheets & Presentations" or "Google Productivity Suite"

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Hmm... Google Office. Google Tools. Google Suite. Google Documents. Just Google Docs. Google Create.

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "presentation in apps suit" – Tony

some months before ionut has reported about presently, Google 's presentation but this news says that google will launch it within next tuesday

themoneytimes.com/articles/200 ...

Vijay Chakravarthy [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Pau
Spreadsheets was also an acquisition of a company in NY. 2Web Technologies, that did excel to web..

Vijay

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Ok, I stand corrected :)

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