Ouch. Google Apps has ditched its free version, meaning anyone who wants to use the business version of Google’s mail, calendar and office suite will now have to pay $US50 a year per user for the privilege.
Google’s announcement, via a blog post, makes it clear that the change doesn’t affect individual Google users, who can continue using Gmail and its sibling for free with a personal account. However, the previous option which allowed companies with less than ten employees to use apps for free (while utilising their own domain) has been retired.
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