Citing reliable sources, TechCrunch is reporting that Google may be on the brink of acquiring yet again another company. Interestingly, this company called DocVerse provides service that allow users to work together around Microsoft Office documents. And if this push through, DocVerse will be receiving around $25 million from Google.
DocVerse was founded by Shan Sinha and Alex deNeui who are both former Microsoft product strategist, with Sinha was connected with Microsoft’s SharePoint and SQL Server, while deNeui was worked on Microsoft SQL Server web strategy.
What’s interesting is the fact that DocVerse may be overlapping in functionality with Google Docs. Both Google Docs and DocVerse allow users to collaborate real time on documents. But this could very well be traced to the fact that Microsoft is planning to push this feature to Office 2010 to compete with Google Doc.
So, there’s no other way for Google to retaliate to this by acquiring DocVerse since Google Docs can’t pretty much compete with Microsoft Office 2010.
Although the deal was said to be not finalized yet, it is already in the works. So expect Google to announce this purchase probably this week.