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Sunday, January 28, 2007
The other shoe drops: GMail now opens Word attachments in Google Docs
I know, I know: this happened like 24 hours ago, so it's not exactly breaking news. But I did want to point out that this is yet another piece of the puzzle for Google, which is building a unified online office suite suitable for education and small businesses. Google gets what Apple understands, which is that integrating services makes each individual service far more valuable; it's a force multiplier that can vault otherwise unremarkable products to prominence. (Yes, I'm thinking of the iPod-iTunes linkage here.)