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Google ups the ante on mobile office app providers

Google's updates challenge Microsoft and Apple's productivity suites, plus the rest of the week's adviser tech trends

Aug 29, 2014 @ 9:51 am

By Bill Winterberg

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Google bolsters iOS productivity suite with Slides, updates to Docs and Sheets: Google on Monday released presentation app Slides alongside updates to existing iOS apps Docs and Sheets, offering a free Web-connected alternative to similar productivity suites from Microsoft and Apple.

Introducing a more powerful Dropbox Pro, Amazon Opens Up Its Enterprise Cloud Storage Service Zocalo To All, and Cloud Storage Showdown: Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud and More Compared.

Hyperlapse: Instagram's First Standalone App You'll Actually Want to Use: Instagram's latest standalone, Hyperlapse, is simple, elegant and actually really useful. The app, which rolled out Tuesday, allows users to quickly and easily create on-the-go time-lapse videos — something that hasn't been easily and effectively accomplished on mobile, until now.

Here are stories that didn't make this week's broadcast:

The Freewheeling Life of the Virtual Advisor: Financial planner Alan Moore is at the forefront of a trend that is extending the reach of traditional advisers onto digital platforms.

Every Time You Buy Something, This App Invests a Few Pennies on Wall Street: Now, a startup called Acorns wants to solve these problems with a new smartphone app, hoping it can help millennials outgrow the piggy bank.

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