A TechCrunch blogger examined tech gadfly Robert Scoble's FriendFeed chatter and determined that, between all the no-it's-not-quite-that clues, Microsoft is probably rolling out the web-based aspects of its Office line. Further clues? Office.com announces that it won't be available as of July 31, 2009—likely because somebody with enough cash to buy such a hot URL is taking it over. In the meantime, you can look back at early Office webapp screenshots from an Oct. 2008 developer's conference. [TechCrunch]
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