Google’s first pre-announcement?

Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced at his Web 2.0 keynote that Google will be releasing a presentations application. (TechCrunch coverage here.)

There are lots of interesting aspects to this, especially for Microsoft fans/foes. But I found one thing especially interesting: As far back as I can remember, Google has never pre-announced a product.

Sure, there’s always a lot of speculation about what Google is going to do — calendar, chat, checkout all got a lot of buzz before their release. But Google didn’t make an announcement until the day they were available.

Am I wrong? Did I miss a pre-announcement?

Update: From the Google blog, presentations is coming as the result of an acquisition of Tonic.


About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is Senior Director of product at Amazon (Audible). Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. He tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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