Boo Google… Google Chromebook offers are getting less sweet

Here are some things that you should know if you are planning to buy a Google Chromebook in the near future!

  1. 100GB for 2 years on Google Drive offer has to be redeemed in the first 60 days of activation or it disappears on most new models.
  2. If you have already activated a 100GB offer on another Chromebook, you cannot get it again on the same Google account from a different Chromebook.
  3. And of course, the value of this ‘freebie’ is now USD 47.76 because of the price cuts on Google Storage.

More: How to get Chrome Goodies for your Chromebook – Chromebook Help
More: Questions about the Drive offer? Start here. – Google Product Forums

Competition Commission of India need better priorities

So Google is facing a 5 billion dollar fine for recommending their own services over others on their search engine here in India. Google does not come as the default search engine in Windows btw. People use Google by choice.

Of course, Microsoft has a monopoly over the OS and Office Suite market here in India (even though majority of installs here are pirated) and Bing is hard coded into Windows 8.1 (I cannot switch to Google). This is totally acceptable!

Checkout: Google faces up to $5 bn CCI fine; says cooperating in probe