Christian Oestlien, group product manager at Google, wrote in a blog post Wednesday evening that the interest from “thousands upon thousands” of businesses “has got us very focused on accelerating our business plans.”
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If you have not already, please be sure to submit your business for our test phase. You can apply to be a part of this test here: http://goo.gl/zq95C . We will be closing this form on Friday (July 15th) at 6pm PST. To the thousands upon thousands of businesses that applied to be a part: THANK YOU! We won't be able to accommodate everyone, but your interest has got us very focused on accelerating our development plans.
+Dennis Troper (product manager for business profiles), myself and the rest our team will focus next week on selecting a diverse set of business partners for the test period. We will be communicating with these partners next week, and will let the world know who they are soon thereafter. Please note that we are still actively closing profiles that are being used by businesses today. Stay engaged on Google+ with your personal account and continue to send us your excellent feedback. We'll continue to be very proactive in communicating with everyone around our plans for businesses.
Businesses interested in being considered for the test program have until Friday to get their applications in