Google Acquires Marratech’s Video Conferencing Software

Google announced that they have acquired Marratech‘s video conferencing software (not the company, just its software).

Google wrote the acquisition will “enable from-the-desktop participation for Googlers in videoconference meetings wherever there’s an Internet connection.”

I suspect (as do many others) that it will also enable Google Docs users to do conference calls and share presentations made using the forthcoming Google Presentations, in the future. Postscript: Google tells us they’ve been using the software internally in a limited capacity and plan to expand its use inside Google itself. They had no comments on plans to share it with the public.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Google: Acquisitions | Google: Docs & Spreadsheets


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  • gary price

    Zoho is currently testing (closed beta) web conferencing software, Zoho Meeting.

    The test has been around for about a month. From the video preview,
    it looks like tight integration with other Zoho services including Zoho Show (their web-based presentation software) will be one of the features.

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