The Google Sketchup blog is reporting today that they have sold Sketchup to another company, Trimble. After Google has been axing many of it's "Labs" products, and streamlining operations, I am not entirely surprised about this.
Here are some excerpts from the announcement:
That’s why I’m sharing today that the SketchUp team and technology will be leaving Google to join Trimble. We’ll be better able to focus on our core communities: modelers who have been with us from the beginning, as well as future SketchUppers who have yet to discover our products. Designers, builders and makers of things have always been the heart and soul of SketchUp. With Trimble’s commitment to invest in our growth, we’ll be able to innovate and develop new features better than ever before.