Google Spreadsheet Is Here & Threatens Microsoft’s Market Share

According to the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), Google will release a Web-based spreadsheet application Tuesday. It will first be available on a limited basis (i.e., some sort of beta). Microsoft is well aware and continues to invest in its own on-line services. Traditional desktop software (which is among Microsoft’s most profitable divisions) must change.

Update: Click here for Google’s Sneak Peak, and read on for more details…

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Why Advances in Technology Are So Frustrating

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) has an intriguing article explaining how “advanced-technology products often lack important virtues of their predecessors.” Cell phones crackle with static that rotary phones don’t have; printers require tedious adjusting in order to print an address on an envelope while typewriters handled it with ease; and digital cameras have seconds of lag time while film cameras take shots instantaneously.

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