Box.net adds Google Docs integration

Users can create and edit word processing and spreadsheet files from the cloud storage service's interface

Box.net has integrated its cloud-hosted file-management application with Google's Docs online office productivity suite. Now, Box.net users will be able to edit and create Google Docs word processing and spreadsheet files from within the Box.net interface.

Also, they will be able to use Google Docs to do joint, collaborative editing on Microsoft Word and Excel documents, of which there are about 50 million already stored in Box.net.

The integration with Google Docs broadens Box.net's scope beyond file management and into the "cloud workforce," allowing users to do office document collaboration, said Aaron Levie, Box.net's CEO. Box.net is also pre-integrated with about 150 other Web applications in the Box.net Apps Marketplace.

The Google Docs integration does not change the price of Box.net's various individual and workgroup offerings.

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