Google is buying Quickoffice, the maker of a mobile
application for working on documents created in
Microsoft Office programs.
Quickoffice is enabling interoperability with popular
file formats, and Google will be working on bringing
their technology to its Apps product suite.
The deal gives Google more tools to undercut Microsoft,
as more people get work done on smartphones and tablet
Quickoffice makes those devices compatible with
Microsoft Office even if the software suite isn't
installed on them.
Financial terms of the acquisition weren't disclosed.