Just on the heels of buying Meebo and Motorola Mobility Holdings, search engine giant Google has acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions.
Google announced in its official blig that it has bought Quickoffice.
"Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we'll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite," wrote Alan Warren, Engineering Director, Google.
"Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience," he added.
The acquisition of Quickoffice will help Google to compete with Microsoft and others in the mobile space, as Quickoffice allows users to create and edit documents compatible with Microsoft formats like Word, Excel and PowerPoint on mobile devices.
The deal and terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Google is on acquisition spree of late. After buying Motorola Mobility Holdings for a whopping $12.5 billion a few weeks ago, the search engine giant acquired Meebo for about $100 million.
"We are always looking for better ways to help users share content and connect with others across the Web, just as they do in real life," Google said in a statement. "With the Meebo team's expertise in social publisher tools, we believe they will be a great fit with the Google Plus team," it added.
"Together with Google, we're super jazzed to roll up our sleeves and get cracking on even bigger and better ways to help users and website owners alike," Meebo wrote in its blog post.
Google Plus has more than 170 million users since its launch about a year ago but it's still far behind Facebook, which has more than 900 million users. Acquisition of Meebo may not enable Google Plus to give Facebook a run for its money but it will surely help in many ways.
It may be recalled that Google has acquired 140 companies since 2009, which cost the company a whopping $16 billion.