No more free lunch?

Received this in my Inbox yesterday from Google


Free accounts previously had a limit of 50 users, as of May 10th this is being reduced to 10. While it is nice of them to grandfather in existing accounts, I think this is the end of free lunch from Google.  Have they reached enough domains using their service that they now realize they need to charge for it? What’s next? Increase in fees for Google Apps for Business? Charging for Education users?

Time will tell, but it looks like the free first hit hooked enough people for Google to begin limiting their free offerings, and probably increase the costs of their paid services.

3 Responses to No more free lunch?
  1. Darren Duke
    April 29, 2011 | 10:30 am

    There are a lot of < 50 employee companies in the world. I guess Google are look to cash in.

  2. Bill
    April 29, 2011 | 11:33 am

    How long before they put a cap on how many users a school district can have to get Google Apps for Education for free and start charging any with more than the cap.

  3. Rob Novak
    April 29, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    Paid is the new free. Even for me.