Google Docs Coming to iPad

In today’s Google blog post, Dave Girouard, President, Google Enterprise wrote:

today we demonstrated new mobile editing capabilities for Google Docs on the Android platform and the iPad. In the next few weeks, co-workers around the world will soon be able to co-edit files simultaneously from an even wider array of devices.

This is super news for those of us who already use Google docs to collaborate with other writers, or to share docs, but it’s good for all iPad users since thus far there really hasn’t been an easy to use editor or spread sheet for the iPad.

I don’t know that Google Docs will be any better—but it’s good to see multiple options.

Google Buys Blogger

Well, at least it’s not AOL. Yes, it’s true, Google bought Pyra labs, makers of Blogger. Dan Gillmore got the scoop.

This might be OK; it sounds like Ev is still going to be around, and Google has been quite reasonable about the UseNet archive DejaNews, now known as Google Groups. They’ve enhanced the search interface, and allowed users to control the archive status of their own UseNet posts, or prohibit archiving of their posts. I’ve been worried that AOL would buy Blogger, and run it into the ground. Google might just be the kind of cash influx Blogger has been in need of.