City Mum about Troubled Google Talks

Negotiations with Google to use Gmail as the city’s email provider have hit a snag over a point in the contract. City officials aren’t saying much on the topic, but said the stall could eventually affect the expected cost savings.

The city might nix Microsoft in favor of Google Apps for Government for its e-mail system. City officials say the move could save $480,000, but Microsoft says the proposal doesn’t include all the figures.