Huh, I had seen speculation in the tech blogs that this was about to happen, but didn't think I'd actually seen it reported, but I just visited Writely and saw on their front page that they have indeed been acquired by Google. They assure us that it'll be business as usual, but eventually better. My initial impressions of Writely are here.
Update: okay, so there is one downside at least, in that "We have closed off new registrations until we move Writely to Google's systems." So if you were rushing off to try it for the very first time, I guess you'll have to wait. Do go back though, it's pretty neat.
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