Does Google Apps have a future?
A story in last week’s Wall Street Journal paints a somber picture of the future of Google’s enterprise-oriented Google Apps software business. Under pressure from Facebook and anxious investors, Larry Page is said to be de-emphasizing Google Apps in order to focus on the firm’s core advertising business. The latter targets mostly consumers and generates the lion’s share of Google’s revenue (around 96%). It includes the franchise Google search engine, the new Google+ social network, and the Android mobile operating system.