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Google Apps Ain't Free

The lure of Google Apps used to be its price: nada. Now if you are a business user, that price is no longer nada, but $50 per person per year. And for government workers it is the same half a hundred, revenue Google desperately needs to pay its 3.2 percent tax bill. Individuals can still get the apps free.

I have lots of bones to pick with Google but this isn't one them. The company doesn't have to give away this software indefinitely. 

There was no word on how Google will enforce the new rules.

Is Google Apps for Business worth $50? You tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/09/2013 at 1:19 PM


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