Macfox writes "In a move to focus on serving small business better, Google has Axed the popular Free Edition of Google Apps. From Dec 6th, it will not be possible to signup for the free edition, instead users must opt the a 30-day trial and pay to continue to use the service past that point. In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, Google's senior vice president in charge of Google Apps said Google wants to provide small businesses that use the free version of the software with dedicated customer support—something only paying customers currently get. "We're not serving them well," he said of the free users.
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