Google Inc. will sell the online services of other business software makers in an effort to fill its own product gaps and persuade more organizations to rely on applications piped over the internet, reports the Associated Press. The online store marks another step in Google's crusade to convert the world to "cloud computing," the idea of running applications in web browsers instead of installing them on individual hard drives. More than 50 software makers have agreed to sell their web-based software through Google, which will keep 20 percent of the sales. The prices are expected to range from $50 annually...

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Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.