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Google Earth Pro Available At No Cost

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Posted: 04:52PM
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Google has announced that its 3D image viewing software, Google Earth Pro, will now be available free of charge. Users can obtain a free key for the software that once cost $399 from Google, with current users not required to do anything to continue to use the software as expected. The Pro version expands on the features of Google Earth by adding "tools that help users measure 3D buildings, print high-resolution images for presentations or reports, and record HD movies of virtual trips around the world." Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research described the possible rationale behind the move to free stating, "First, the revenue they were accruing from it wasn't so great. And second, they see a way to monetize it in the long run, if it's more broadly used."

Source: Computer World



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