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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Google Buys SketchUp

Reistance is futile – Google acquires yet another company. This time it’s @Last Software, makers of SketchUp, a nice and easy 3D program for architects. From the official Google Blog:

“People see SketchUp and they love it. Now that we’re part of Google, how many of those ah-ha moments will happen every day? Already we’ve had hundreds of users create 3D content in SketchUp and place their models in Google Earth. (...) What will that virtual world look like when tens of thousands of users are doing the same?”

Currently SketchUp costs $495, with a trial version available. I wonder if Google will release this for free one day?

[Thanks Brinke Guthrie for the tip and Shan for the illustration!]


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