Google is wooing developers to use its Compute Engine platform by shifting from a limited invitation-only model by offering it to those enrolling in the $400-a-month Gold Support package. Google also dropped the price for use to 13.2 cents per hour, Frederic Lardinois writes. In addition, Google is offering application-data folders that are hidden from users, preventing them from moving or erasing data and diminishing the experience of apps using Google Drive for storage, Drew Olanoff writes.
Google offers Compute Engine bonus, adds app-data folders
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