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Manymoon and 50 Others Join Launch of Google Apps Marketplace–Here's a Video Interview With the Founders

Along with 50 initial partners, Manymoon, the social productivity start-up that makes one of the more popular tools on Google’s apps platform, has joined the Google Apps Marketplace store rollout at the search giant’s Campfire One developer event tonight.

Manymoon’s exec spoke at the event, along with Intuit (INTU), Atlassian and Appirio.

(You can watch the event here.)

The San Francisco company, funded with only a seed funding round by Harrison Metal, offers an online collaboration app that businesses or consumers can use to organize group projects, conversations, tasks and documents that are often done via email or software.

Manymoon is rather typical of the innovative apps makers the search giant has been courting to populate its marketplace.

Before the Google (GOOG) announcement, BoomTown made this video of an interview with co-founders Amit Kulkarni and Manav Monga about the interesting space:

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald