Google backtracks on Google Maps fees
Google announced increased fees for companies using its Google Maps service in October 2011, with some companies quickly running up six-figure bills as a result. Several large services, including Foursquare, changed over to open-sourced mapping platform OpenStreetMap instead. Eight months, and much kvetching, later Google cut prices by 88 percent to woo people back.
June 19, 2013 5:40 PM PDT
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