Quip Is Great for Collaborating, but Still a Word-Processing Work in Progress

Quip is a new cloud-based word-processing app for the mobile age. Can it replace more mature products?
Quip Desktop

A Fresh New Office Finds a Place in the Cloud

Microsoft’s newest version of Office is a radical change from previous versions. It’s more closely tied to the cloud and has a surprising new price model.

The Writing on the Tablet

Walt answers a reader’s question on taking notes on tablets.

Working in Word, Excel, PowerPoint on an iPad

Walt reviews an app that brings the full, genuine Windows versions of the key Office productivity apps — Word, Excel and PowerPoint — to the iPad.

Microsoft Office on iPad

Walt answers readers’ questions about technology, including opening Office files on the iPad.

Google+’s Horowitz Talks About Joining Board of Wordnik, as Online Dictionary Site Garners $8M More in Funding (Video)

It’s the first board seat ever for Horowitz, who has been a bit busy of late launching the search giant’s first successful social networking product.

Exclusive: Microsoft Strategy Exec Hank Vigil to Depart, Will Remain Advisor

Microsoft’s SVP of Strategy and Partnership Hank Vigil will be leaving the software giant to focus on investing in and advising for early-stage start-up companies. But the 25-year company veteran will also become a “strategic adviser” to Microsoft. That’s probably a good idea, since Vigil is one of the company’s most visible and well-liked execs in the tech community, especially in Silicon Valley.

DocVerse–Now Google Cloud Connect–Head Shan Sinha Talks About Web-Based Biz Apps

Shan Sinha headed the start-up DocVerse, which was acquired by Google in March for a reported $25 million to $30 million. Since then, he’s has been ferreting away on scaling up DocVerse’s product, which allows users of Microsoft Office documents to collaborate in real time on the Web, for the search giant. Its new name: Google Cloud Connect.

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Man, I Got So WikiLeaked Last Night

“WikiLeaks” has entered the canon of the English language, but not according to the OED. Research done by a group known as Global Language Monitor shows that “WikiLeaks” has appeared in global media more than 300 million times since 2006. The Texas-based group cites a minimum of 25,000 mentions in English-speaking media as a requirement for the name to become its own lowercase, generic word. Unfortunately, GLM doesn’t specify its definition or whether the word would be used as a noun, verb, adjective or adverb.

New Nook Brings a Little Color to E-Reading

If you love reading and want smart ways to share your books with friends or reading updates with social networks, the Nook Color has you covered.

Live from Facebook's Email Messages Launch

Full D8 Demo Video: Wordnik

D8 Tech Demo: Wordnik