Microsoft PowerPoint, Meet Google Presentations

Google adds presentation software to Google Docs from Reuters has Google CEO Eric Schmidt confirming the rumors that Google will be rolling out presentation software within the Google Docs suite.

So is this aimed at killing off Microsoft’s popular PowerPoint application? Schmidt spins that it isn’t competitive with PowerPoint:

“We don’t think so. The reason is it doesn’t have all the functionality nor is it intended to have all the functionality of Microsoft Office,” Schmidt said in response to an interviewer’s question at the Web 2.0 Expo conference here.

InsideGoogle also points to a video demo of the software Google Presentations is apparently based upon. Bill Slawski from SEO By The Sea has tracked down a related patent application.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Docs & Spreadsheets

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  • Philipp Lenssen

    Yeah, as Eric says, it’s not a Microsoft competitor, because it doesn’t have all the features of PowerPoint. I guess it only has the features the 95% of the casual users will ever want :)

  • http://www.resourceshelf.com gary price

    I’ve been very happy with the many features that Zoho Show offers.
    http://www.zohoshow.com.
    You can make presentations public, share with a select group of people, embed on a web page, export as HTML, and more.

    “Show” is one of many web-based applications that Zoho offers. From web-based Wiki’s to spreadsheets, to online polls and more. I’ve noticed that Zoho has been getting more and more attention. That’s cool and IMHO, well deserved.
    http://www.zoho.com

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