Google Goes for the Suite Spot

The search giant is firing a direct shot at Microsoft's Office software with its new apps, and you can download it all from the Web

In recent months, there has been much speculation about how Google (GOOG) could attack Microsoft's (MSFT) highly profitable Office franchise, as the search giant has experimented with its own versions of word processing, spreadsheet, and other software programs. Now, Google is firing a direct shot at Microsoft Office by introducing a free, integrated suite of personal productivity applications.

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