5/3/16

Google Buys Toronto-Based Startup Founded By Indian-Origin Entrepreneur




With an aim to scale training offerings to its customers and its customers' users, tech giant Google has acquired a Toronto-based business technology start-up that was founded by Indian-origin entrepreneur Varun Malhotra. It must be noted that this Cupertino-based firm hasn't disclosed the price at which the deal has been striked.

Known as Synergyse, this business tech startup was launched in 2013 to familiarize users with the way Google Apps should be used.

In a blog post, Peter Scocimara, senior director, Google Apps Operations, "When learning a new skill, it's helpful and comforting to have a coach by your side, every step of the way. Whether it's a golf instructor giving tips on your swing, or a parent sitting (calmly!) in the passenger seat while you learn to drive. The same is true when learning a new technology. That's why we — and thousands of Google Apps customers — have been so excited about Synergyse."

He has further added that Google Apps was built to provide powerful cloud-based productivity and communications in an easy-to-use set of applications, which include: Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs and more.

According to Scocimara, Google Apps "is now used by more than 2 million paying businesses around the world. As more businesses sign up, we wanted an elegant way to scale our training offerings to our customers and our customers' users."

It must be noted that Synergyse will enable users get up to speed quickly using voice and text interactive modules that are searchable by topic within its apps.

"Synergyse will be joining Google, and we intend to make the product available as an integral part of the Google Apps offering later this year. In the meantime, existing customers will continue to have access, and new customers will be able to download the Chrome extension for free while the integration is underway," Scocimara concluded.
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