After a successful iOS launch four months ago, Quip arrives on Android today. The mobile-centric collaborative word processor has a few Android-only features that make it worth the look.
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Bret Taylor, formerly chief technology officer of Facebook recently unveiled Quip, a company that he cofounded with Kevin Gibbs. It makes a new kind of a collaborative word processor for the tablet generation. Today, the company announced that Quip will now work in 5 more languages in addition to English: German, French, Spanish, Italian & simplified Chinese.
Former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor and his co-founder Kevin Gibbs, formerly of Google have launched Quip, which has developed a post social, post-mobile word processing service that works on the PC, web and a plethora of iDevices.
Greplin is getting a facelift and a new name, Cue, a moniker reflecting its new shift away from personal data search toward personal data organization. Rather than merely searching your linked accounts, Cue is now proactively organizing that data into an intelligent snapshot of your day.
Facebook chief technology officer Bret Taylor is going to leave the company later this year, he announced via his Facebook Timeline today. He is leaving Facebook to start a new company, he said on his timeline.
Facebook’s approach to data is that of a one way street. Use any of its products — Connect, Comments, Likes — and you keep sending data into the giant Facebook brain. When you want to take something out of the Facebook borg — well, tough luck!
Facebook last week named Bret Taylor its CTO, marking his ascension internally as its big-picture technical thinker. We took a trip down to Palo Alto last week to talk to Taylor about his plans for the role, as well as all the other timely Facebook topics.
Our bandwidth and the speeds at which we access the web will grow fivefold over the next few years thanks to advances in wired and wireless technology. Not only are we connecting faster, but we’re also doing it from more places thanks to mobile broadband. These two things combined are creating a rush of data that will be generated and consumed. At a GigaOM Bunker Series event held today in San Francisco, a group of technologists explored how the next generation of the web will use location, sensors built into devices such as our mobile phones and other context clues to “give the Internet a body.” Read More about Data-rich Internet Needs Context, New Modes of Consumption & Serendipity
On its blog, FriendFeed explained:
This has been an especially popular request from organizations and companies that collaborate using FriendFeed groups. We’ve certainly been using this feature internally and have found it extremely useful. We hope it’ll help make you and your collaborators even more productive, and a little more attached to FriendFeed.