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Adobe gets two things with Virtual Ubiquity. One is a proof point of the virtue of developing Web applications with its tools. The other is a document creation tool that could be integrated with other Adobe products like the Connect Web conferencing system, or could automatically export documents to Adobe’s PDF format.
Buzzword isn’t the first Web-based word processor—at least half-a-dozen others are out there, including Writely (now part of Google Docs). But it just might be the slickest.
Treitman says being subsumed by Adobe is a good thing for Virtual Ubiquity, which was “a stand-alone company with a funny name that people couldn’t remember how to spell.”
“We were asking users to trust their documents to a small startup, and we now have a trusted and well-respected brand name,” says Treitman. That may create a lot more buzz around Buzzword.