Garry Price from Ask.com found some interesting recently registered Google domains:
HOSTEDBYGOOGLE.COM (also .net, .org)
GOOGLE-HOSTED-SERVICES.COM (also .info, .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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