Boulder’s @Last Software acquired by Google today

@Last Software, maker of the popular Sketchup drawing tool (and Google Earth plugin), has just been acquired by Google. Here are some details.

My office is just a short stoll down Pearl Street, and I know several of the newly minted googlers from previous startups. So, I decided to take a little walk to Google’s newest Boulder office. Some of the employees were outside busily handing out T-shirts and spreading the news to the local media.
One employee that I spoke with told me about Google’s orientation session and great perks and benefits, and said s/he was extremely impressed thus far. Another new googler let me know that the boxes of bean bag chairs and lava lamps were already arriving from California.

Go Sketchup (uh, Google) go!

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