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Google™ Apps Deciphered: Compute in the Cloud to Streamline Your Desktop by Scott Granneman

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Chapter 21. Things to Know About Using Google Video

Just as I was finishing up this book, Google announced the newest member of Google Apps: Google Video. Although it caused a bit of a scramble on my part to add this chapter to the book, it also shows just why Google Apps is so interesting as a product.

The fact that Google would add a very nice feature like this one—and that users don’t have to do anything to use the feature because it just appears—is a big part of the strength behind cloud computing as it’s embodied by Google Apps. If Google Apps were a desktop program that had to be installed on a computer, it might be months or even years before customers were using Google Video; because Google Apps is a set of web apps that run ...

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