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Google To 37signals: Sorry we (sort Of) stole your app

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Google To 37signals: Sorry we (sort Of) stole your app

Say this for the Google guys – they may still be prone to the occasional tone-deaf pronouncement, but they’re getting much better at PR. Or at least, Web damage control. On Monday night the company launched its well-received Google App Engine. But by mid-morning Tuesday, the App Engine buzz was starting to change – rather than debating the features and implications of the product, the blogosphere wanted to know why Google had used the engine to create “Huddle Chat”, a knockoff of 37signals’ Campfire.

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