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Google Speeds Up Its Online Spreadsheets

GoogleSheetsGoogle Drive Sheets — a.k.a. the company’s spreadsheet-creation and editing tool — is getting an upgrade today. Most importantly, the formerly poky Web app is supposed to be much faster and able to handle many more cells and formulas.

In addition, Sheets will now work offline in the Chrome browser and on Chrome OS. That brings it up to pace with its sister products, Google Docs and Slides.

And there’s a collaboration angle, too. Different users can now filter and sort parts of a spreadsheet for their own personal view, without disturbing how others see it.

The new feature will be available as an opt-in for both personal and enterprise users.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work