Microsoft says it will release three versions of its dominant Office software that users can access over the web, catching up with products that rival Google Inc. launched three years ago, Reuters reports. The announcement marks the latest salvo in an intensifying war between Microsoft and Google. Google announced plans last week to challenge Windows with a free operating system, and Microsoft introduced a new search engine, Bing, last month. Microsoft will offer web-based versions of its Office suite of programs free of charge to consumers, including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, and a note-taking program. The company also...

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