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Google Launches Page Speed Service

Google has always been concerned with speed, and they are now focusing on a new tool to help computer users get where they want to go, faster. The tool is called Page Speed Service, and works like this. The user signs up and points their site’s DNS entry to Google.

Google then grabs your content from your servers, rewrites your webpages, and re-serves those webpages on Google’s own servers. Bandwidth much? Don’t worry, it’s Google.

The end result, of course, is the site owner enjoying speed improvements between 25%-60% of what they are currently used to. While the lower end of that number (25%) not seem like the hassle for a faster page load, the higher number definitely seems worth it.

Google knows this, and therefore allows users to test out how much time they will be able to save before they commit to the program. Testers can enjoy the service for free for a limited time offer, and then….Google will start charging for it.

It’ll be interesting to see if the new Page Speed Service will be tied into Google+, but it seems like it would be a little out-of-place. Here is what Google had to say at it’s I/O 2011 earlier this year, watch out-it’s an hour long!

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