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Google Adds Graphics Startup @Last

A graphic-design software company joins the team.


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acquired @Last Software, a maker of graphic-design software, its second purchase of a startup company in less than a week.

Terms weren't disclosed. Boulder, Colo.-based @Last makes SketchUp, which is used for three-dimensional designs, and will continue to cost $495 a license.

"The acquisition of @Last fits very well with the Google mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful," @Last says on its Web site. "We do not have any announced plans regarding the integration of this technology with current Google products and services, but we can say that we're tired of all those grey boxes in Google Earth."

The purchase of @Last, whose software was used in the film

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