I just have heard that the API of Google Maps won’t longer be free. I am not exactly what this means but I know that, for example, you can embed a Google Map, in a post, for example.
So I can imagine a future where step by step you have to pay for services that now are free in Google Maps.
So, I am wondering if this could happen aslo with Google Search Machine. We have been using it for free for more than a decade.
Are we at the start of an end to free searches?
- Google Plans to Charge Maps Developers (webmonkey.com)
- Google Maps API goes from free to $4 per 1,000 requests (go.theregister.com)
- Google puts a limit on free Google Maps API: over 25,000 daily and you pay (guardian.co.uk)
- Developers: Your Google Maps API Free Riding Days Are Over (readwriteweb.com)
- Google Maps Usage Fees: How Many Developers Will Have to Pay? (programmableweb.com)
- Google Introduces Charges for Google Maps APIs (i-programmer.info)
- Google warns that rate limits, overage fees are coming to Maps API (arstechnica.com)
- Google Maps lets you wander inside buildings (techradar.com)
- Google Maps Provides Street View-Look at Store Interiors (pcworld.com)