• Confirmed: Google Acquires AppJet, The Maker Of EtherPad

    That didn’t take long. Less than half an hour ago we broke the news that Google was in the process of acquiring AppJet, the startup behind the powerful real-time document editor EtherPad. The official EtherPad blog has just been updated confirming the news. As we reported earlier, we’re hearing that the acquisition price was in the low eight figures. The EtherPad post also says… Read More

  • Source: Google Is Acquiring AppJet, The Company Behind EtherPad

    We’re hearing whispers that Google is in the process of acquiring AppJet, the small startup that builds the popular collaboration tool EtherPad. A number of ex-Googlers are AppJet executives, including CEO Aaron Iba, CTO J.D. Zamfirescu, and COO Daniel Clemens. The acquisition price is apparently in the low eight figures. We’re probing for more details. Update: EtherPad has… Read More

  • EtherPad Gets A Makeover And Becomes Even More Of A Threat To Google Docs (Invites)

    AppJet’s EtherPad, the real-time Google Docs-like wiki tool we wrote about last fall, has been upgraded to be prettier, more user-friendly and far more collaborative than before. EtherPad was the brainchild of former Googlers (who founded online programming tool and Y Combinator funded AppJet) who wanted a real-time, yet group oriented way to collaborate on notes and documents. Thus… Read More

  • Etherpad Shows Google Docs How It's Done

    A team of ex-Googlers, with backing from Y Combinator, the Friendfeed founders and others, have created what might be both the ugliest and most useful group productivity app we’ve seen. Etherpad, a new product from Appjet, launches this morning, and you must try it out. It’s comparable to Google Docs or a wiki, but it’s far more useful. You start off by creating a new workspace. Read More

  • Hello World! AppJet Opens Browser-Based JavaScript School

    AppJet, the Y Combinator-funded startup that lets users build web applications from their browsers, has opened a new set of lessons that guide novice users through the basics of programming. The lessons focus on JavaScript, one of the world’s most popular programming languages, and have been written to be accessible to students who have never programmed before. Co-Founder Aaron Iba… Read More

  • AppJet Makes Simple Web Apps A Breeze

    Making and hosting a web application just got a whole lot easier. Y Combinator’s AppJet has just launched a website where you can write and run hosted applications right in your browser. The system is currently pretty basic, but aims to add levels of sophistication in the coming year. Using AppJet reminds me a lot of when I first learned programming through Lisp. Lisp has a simple syntax… Read More