Monday, December 10, 2012

Google and Freebies - Is the company reaching a full circle?

Finally, Google is also completing a full circle. According to a recent press release from the company, Google stopped offering Google Apps - its web based product suite - free of charge to groups of 10 or fewer users.

Relevant sections from their press release
"... For Businesses, instead of two versions, there will be one. Companies of all sizes will sign up for our premium version...Pricing is still $50 per user, per year..."
"...change has no impact on our existing customers, including those using the free version... will be available as a free service for schools and universities... we’ll continue to offer Google Apps for Government for $50 per user, per year..."

This may be a part of latest evolutions in web. Freebies may be limited in the future. Just like news papers are erecting pay walls, companies may also start assembling the same. Individuals may get free options for a longer time, but wind of change may hit these doors as well. Be prepared for the same...



1. Google.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah thats true.
    Even for a tinny tiny app,we'll be thinking many a times before clicking the download icon.