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Gobe Software has returned (as reflected by their website)

Gobe is back! We are currently working on_the next version of Gobe Productive, the popular award winning software. Stay tune for more news on products, distributors and_resellers.

Gobe produced an office suite for Windows, Linux and the BeOS platforms which met positive reviews... and until this most recent website update, Gobe had ceased business operations.

Apple reportedly recruited three of GoBe's founders (but not Gobe, itself) -- Scott Holdaway, Scott Lindsey, and Carl Grice -- who are currently working at Apple on an undisclosed project.

Apple is rumored to be working on a Office suite due later this year, according to ThinkSecret. The word processor component ('Document') was first reported by MacWhispers, and later corroborated by ThinkSecret. MacOSXRumors gave first notice of an Apple Office suite in the works in July 2002.
 

cbrantly

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Apple's Office Suite

So does this mean that they are done working on Apple's office suite or it is just vaporware?
 
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arn

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Re: Apple's Office Suite

Originally posted by cbrantly
So does this mean that they are done working on Apple's office suite or it is just vaporware?

Well,

Presumably the Gobe founders are still working at Apple, and Gobe is moving forward without them... but that's all my speculation/assumption.

arn
 
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MhzDoesMatter

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seems like if apple had assimilated the ship and all its crew the company would have just kept quiet until it was announced as an apple company and software debuted. Or maybe there would have been a press release stating Apple bought another business. So I'm thinking maybe they just decided to get back in the game on their own volition, perhaps with some encouragement from our fruit company.


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arn

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Originally posted by MhzDoesMatter
seems like if apple had assimilated the ship and all its crew the company would have just kept quiet until it was announced as an apple company and software debuted. Or maybe there would have been a press release stating Apple bought another business. So I'm thinking maybe they just decided to get back in the game on their own volition, perhaps with some encouragement from our fruit company.


Hertz

Sorry if the original article wasn't clear.

Gobe and Apple are seperate entities.

Apple just happened to recruit several of Gobe's founders when they went under.

arn
 
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MhzDoesMatter

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Actually, I was sorta just answering a lingering question I had after reading somewhere else I think about Apple having possibly bought the company. This article didn't lead me to that conclusion at all.

Hertz
 
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jimjiminyjim

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Feb 24, 2003
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Odd

What a strange rumor. It's quite intriguing. They were a business, then a bunch of them got recruited by apple, then they weren't a business, and now they are.

Why did they disband? Why did they regroup?

(edited because I'm a freak, and didn't want "Why did they disband" to read "why did the disband")
 
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