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Marratech video conferencing > latest Google’s acquisition April 27, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Google.

Video conferencing software developer Marratech, Stockholm, has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed price.

The deal marks another step for Google into the “collaborative working” segment, which includes the GoogleTalk messaging and VOIP application, and e-mail and calendar tools for small businesses.

For now, Google plans to use the software internally, as a tool for its employees, the spokesman said, declining to speculate whether Google might later try to market the technology or integrate it into one of its commercial products.

Should Google decide to market or integrate the technology into its products, the move would be seen as another in a string of recent steps taking Google into the sphere of collaborative work tools.

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