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Google buys @Last Software (Sketchup)

Discussion in 'General' started by zerokool04, 14 Mar 2006.

  1. zerokool04

    zerokool04 What's a Dremel?

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  2. Guido

    Guido What's a Dremel?

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    Maybe it will change to freeware? Kinda like Konfabulator and Yahoo!.
     
  3. Mafney

    Mafney What's a Dremel?

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    I can see that it would improve Google Earth even further, making it an even better and more interesting program to use.

    Oh, the endless fun of Googling around the world looking for different places...
     
  4. zerokool04

    zerokool04 What's a Dremel?

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    I Hope So
     
  5. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    I'd love it if they made it free, that would KICK ASS! And suddenly everyone in the modding community would have a legal version. ;)

    Picasa was bought by google, now free. Same for the Google maps data/images: they were bought from somebody, now free.

    What I want to know is how Sketchup allows google to advertise...

    ch424
     
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    731|\|37 ESD Engineer in Training

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    Google, the world's only friendly conglomerate. Lets hope it goes free
     
  7. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Don't get your hopes up. I don't think Sketchup will become freeware. It is selling quite nicely at $400,-- a pop --no point in making such a money spinner a freebie. Possibly the price may come down a bit to the point where increased sales and reduced profit margin hit an optimal returns value, but I suspect that's about it.
     
  8. ou7blaze

    ou7blaze sensational.

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    It's all nice how this all goes to contributing to better maps but it sucks that the Hong Kong map has no directions etc
     

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