10 JulThe News On Google Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack!!!!

What if – Google Web Services Stopped Being Free
At what point does the burden of free get too large for even Google to bear?

Google’s introduction of its Chrome Operating System is causing a lot of debate in the high-tech sector, with some pundits mulling whether Google has taken its free software model to the edge in its attempt to battle Microsoft. eWEEK asks readers what they would pay for Web services the thrist of Google’s cloud computing efforts.

Does Google dare charge us for the things it offered us free for years? That breaks the contract doesn’t it? Didn’t we, by logging into Google Accounts, agree to let Google serve us ads for the ability to use Web services? That was the deal implicit in us using Gmail, et al, right?

The problem with free is that if you offer Web services free from the start, no price point looks attractive thereafter. Consumers feel ill used, slighted and taken for a ride. Even if consumers did agree to pay they would call for higher quality of service than Google currently provides and the company still regularly has outages that don’t discriminate between Google’s consumers and it’s paying customers.

No matter how important Google Web services have become to their users, Google is stuck with free. When you start with free and become really successful with it, you get stuck with free.

One Response to “The News On Google Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack!!!!”

  1. Vibs says:

    I have met with couple of Google people personally. I personally think that their main point of view is world dominance in terms of technology dependency and flow control.

    They are people with Good Intentions and have got working team of developers who are dedicated towards a more bigger goal rather than just setting up an enterprise success.

    STILL we shouldn’t forget that after all its NOT an NGO and like other Organizations its also aligned towards making money or supporting its financial stocks. Just making money merely via the web advertisements might be not a good idea to think on the long term’s organization’s functionality.

    There is NOTHING FREE in the world except your mother’s love for you! The other things which claim to be free sooner or later will ask REDEMPTION of their hard or dedicated work for you because you yourself might NOT give anything free to anyone for a ‘unconditional parameter’ in the longer run. We ALL are connected at sub conscious level and Google is just one of the organizations that is demonstrating this ability on a larger scale.

    However the good news is that there will be ALWAYS alternatives to any monopolies 🙂 !!

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