Google announced a new feature of Google Docs today, called Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office. The feature comes from Google’s acquisition of DocVese, a company that specialized in the real-time sharing and editing of documents, earlier this year. They paid $25 million for it, and it could turn out to be a huge piece of the puzzle in winning over Microsoft Office users.
Google has announced that it is now using OpenID for its signup process. Yahoo users can sign up for a Google Account with their existing email address.
Google says that "a much larger number of people" complete the email verification process when OpenID is used.
Earlier this week, it was discovered that Google was letting users sign in to multiple accounts in the same browser, a feature Google has always lacked, that many users have been pining for.
Google News continues to become a much more personalized experience for users. Back in November, the company launched the Custom Sections Directory feature, which lets users set up sections on topics of interest, which they can share with other users.
Now Google has added the ability to star story clusters that are of interest to each user. You use this feature, just as you would star messages in Gmail or stories in Google reader.