You Remember IBM, Don’t You?

Smackdown time, Google. IBM is joining the free online office suite market place with Symphony (InfoWorld), a very old Lotus office suite that has been updated and integrated with the Sun-sponsored OpenOffice suite, which released a new version today. The press is playing this as a bid to compete…

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Smackdown time, Google. IBM is joining the free online office suite market place with Symphony (InfoWorld), a very old Lotus office suite that has been updated and integrated with the Sun-sponsored OpenOffice suite, which released a new version today. The press is playing this as a bid to compete with Microsoft, since IBM and Microsoft were once bitter rivals, but honestly, it’s more fun to consider an IBM/Google smackdown.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

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