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Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 12:55 pm PT (03:55 pm ET)

Google Docs editing comes to Apple's iOS, Hulu Plus now $7.99/mo.

Google on Wednesday introduced a new mobile editor for its Google Docs productivity service, while Hulu Plus officially launched with a monthly rate of $7.99, $2 less than it charged during its "preview" phase.

Google Docs for mobile now available

Starting over the next few days, users of Google Docs will be able to access the service on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch by visiting docs.google.com in the Mobile Safari Web browser. It will support all iOS devices running version 3.0 or later.

The service will initially be available to English-language users around the world, though support for other languages is expected to be added "soon." Users can also edit spreadsheets from their mobile browser with the service.

Changes to documents appear in real time, so that shared documents will show updates for other users on other devices and browsers.

An exclusive feature for Android phones allows users to enter text using their voice.



Hulu Plus debuts with lower $7.99 monthly rate

Hulu Plus was officially launched Wednesday with a new monthly price of $7.99. Subscribers who enrolled in Hulu Plus during its trial period at $9.99 per month will be given a credit for the difference that will be applied to their next billing cycle.

The company also announced that over the next week it will issue updates for its iPad, iPhone and iPod touch applications, which allow Hulu Plus subscribers to stream content to their Apple devices. The streaming service is also offering one free week trial for all new subscribers.

Hulu Plus launched in late June with a $9.99-per-month subscription price. It works on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with Hulu's iOS application, and allows users to watch shows over both Wi-Fi and 3G.