This reduction has gone from 200 to 100 and now to a low 50 users who are allowed to open an account when their business signs up for the 'free' Google Apps service.
Not surprisingly the majority of the 1 million business who make use of Google Apps opt for the free version, which is why Google has decided to reduce the amount of associated accounts forcing companies to pay $50 per user after just 50 users have signed up.
Google Apps gives access to online applications such as gmail, Google Docs and Google Calender – these applications are ever growing in popularity as around 3,000 new businesses sign up on a daily basis.
The service first launched back in August 2006 when it was touted as "a service available at no cost to organisations of all shapes and sizes" – they may need to change this to, "If you’ve got more than 50 employees... pay up".
Google Docs sneaks charges in through the back door
By Emma Hughes on Jan 24, 2009 2:34PM
Google is making a sneaky move in getting more pennies in its pot by quietly reducing the amount of users who can set up a free Google Apps account.
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