Google Apps Finally Leave Beta
Google has announced that the Google Apps suite - Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs - will finally lose the "beta" designation that had ceased to mean, well, much of anything. (Gmail alone was in beta for 5 years.) Just as Google's "beta" tag had become meaningless, coming out of beta is equally devoid of meaning, with the change happening because Google came to appreciate that large enterprises are uninterested in using software that sounds as though it's still being tested. Users fond of Gmail's beta logo can re-enable it via Gmail Labs.