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July 27, 2006

Google Office Live?

Garry Price from found some interesting recently registered Google domains:

HOSTEDBYGOOGLE.COM (also .net, .org)
GMAIL-FOR-YOUR-DOMAIN.ORG (also .net, .info)

Do you see a trend here? They are just some domains, but because Google bought so many variations on the same theme, one can infer that Google prepares for a hosted service for businesses. Think Office Live.

Microsoft Office Live provides companies with its a free domain name, Web site, and e-mail accounts.

Additionally, Office Live offers

* business management applications, such as customer, project, and document management tools

* Web site managed and maintained by Microsoft where you can work together and share information with employees, customers, suppliers, and contractors.

Google could develop a business version of Writely, Google Spreadsheets, integrate them with Gmail for Domains, Google Calendar and a corporate Google Pages. Google could also offer some discount for an enterprise search solution like Google Mini and some discount for AdWords / Google Checkout. Google could offer basic hosting free, but advertising-supported, and advanced version, at a competitive price.

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