When Jotspot was acquired by Google, I was obviously waiting and watching for them to make something out of it. Rob Hof reports that it is launching tonight as Google Sites.
Ever since Google bought the wiki-based online application startup Jotspot in late 2006, people have been wondering if it had disappeared forever inside the bowels of the search giant. Tonight, Google’s launching Google Sites, using Jotspot’s technology to create a free group collaboration service that will be part of its online software suite Google Apps.
He goes on to compare it with Sharepoint and Lotus Notes, which is a stretch of the imagination. I have no doubt that Google Apps is a great long term bet, and Sites will raise individual awareness of a simpler way to work together.
And with a lot of retrospection I have tremendous respect for Joe and Co.
All I can really say for now is welcome back to our party.