The end of October acquisitions are in the air

Two major acquisitions were announced today. Did you hear? First on the table to collaborative work suite Jotspot which was snatched up by – surprise, surprise – Google. The collaborative wiki, calendar, spreadsheets, and note taking service is a great addition to the Google team strenthing the idea that Google is taking aim at a full bore online suite suitable for mobile teams. Desktop software is so going to be 2006 by next year. Heck, I’ve migrated online. Despite constant privacy minded shaping by a good friend, I couldn’t resist the tempation of having a “mobile” workspace so to speak.

The second acquisition head turner comes by way of Reddit and CondeNet (Wired). The digg-like link / news team will be relocating to the office of Wired.