Acquired

Episode 9: Writely (Google Docs)

March 29, 2016
42 min

Ben and David continue the cloud productivity saga with Google Docs. They examine the suite of acquisitions made by Google with a focus on Writely in 2006. They tackle:

The nuts and bolts of the Upstartle (company behind Writely) acquisition, founded by Sam Schillace, Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter.
SaaS offerings in cloud productivity today.
Was this a good idea for Google?
Google's future bets.

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