Google to America: Get Online

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  1. I actually think this is the American version of a campaign Google is currently running in Canada. Google has partnered with several Canadian service providers to push businesses to enable businesses to create free websites.

    http://www.gybo.ca/

    The idea seems to be to promote Google’s small business products (apps, adwords, etc.)

    http://www.gybo.ca/about

    The Google Apps Marketplace is a major a competitor of Businessapps.bell.ca, which is powered by AppDirect, so we’ve been following it pretty closely. I’m guessing it was a test run for the US campaign. NYtimes.com did the same thing with their paywall

    http://www.financialpost.com/news/York+Times+rolls+paywall+Canada/4457011/story.html

    They seem to have been having a lot of success with it, so they’re probably preparing to launch it.

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