It appears that Google is on a buying spree, for shortly after purchasing start-up Meebo, the search giant has now announced through its official blog that they have purchased Quickoffice.
The statement by Google on their official blog reads, “We're happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions.” The tech giant goes on to list the reasons for the acquisitions by stating, “Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we'll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.”
Google acquired Quickoffice for an undisclosed fee
The post was made by Alan Warren, Engineering Director at Google and he concludes the statement by stating, “Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience. We're excited to welcome the Quickoffice team and their users to Google.”
Google acquired Quickoffice for an undisclosed fee and the financial terms were not revealed. Commenting on the acquisition by Google, Quickoffice’s Co-founder and CEO, Alan Masarek said, “When we embarked on our mission to become the world leader in office productivity, we knew we were taking on a huge challenge. We worked very hard to build Quickoffice as a user friendly, seamless and yet powerful way to view, edit, sync and share documents anywhere, anytime. It’s been a very humbling experience to see this vision embraced by our users.”
He went on to state, “Now, we are ushering in a new chapter with Google. By combining the magic of Google’s intuitive solutions with Quickoffice’s powerful products, our shared vision for anytime, anywhere productivity can only grow.”
This is the second acquisition by Google in the last couple of days with the first one being Meebo, as aforementioned. Since 2010, Google have bought 140 companies and in the process spent a total of $16 billion with the most expensive of the lot being Motorola Mobility who they acquired for $12.5 billion.