App Engine: Google's Cloud-Computing Weapon

Google's (GOOG) participation in the cloud relies less on offering raw computing power and more on offering applications such as e-mail and a platform for coders to use. Depending on your point of view, Google has chosen to offer one of the simpler cloud experiences or is exercising draconian levels of control. But one way or another, Google wants to persuade developers and corporations to use its App Engine platform to promote adoption of its services inside the enterprise.

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