December 7, 2012

Google ends small business' free ride on Google Apps

Google_Apps_ring_graphic_270x300.jpgGoogle will start charging small businesses to use its Google Apps productivity suite as the company mines previously free services for new revenue streams.

Businesses with 10 or fewer employees will now be charged $50 a year -- the same rate paid by larger businesses to use the Web-based tools, which include e-mail, word processor, spreadsheet and presentation graphics tools.

The move will allow the Web giant to focus on the quality of the business user's experience, Google explained today in a company blog post.

"When we launched the premium business version we kept our free...Read more at CNET News

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