The Planet probbably has a bunch left over from before the sale and they're just trying to get rid of them. Version 6 (Google Analytics) is the current latest version.
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ThePlanet probably have a contract that avail them to the licenses at a competitive rate. That's what you get when you have bulk and volume.
However I do agree that Google acquisition has pretty much killed the Urchin software even though new versions is coming out. With limited sales channels and exhobitent fees, they will find very little uptake for the product I am sure. All along Google is just interested in the technology to offer what they now do for free as Google Anaytics.
I read something somewhere recently that analyzed all of the projects that Google had bought out in recent years. Although largely good buys, the vast majority of them were actuallty not doing as hot as they were before Google acquired them. Of course that's a completely empty statement without the source, but I'll post a link later I can find it.
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I have read somewhere that online stat recording is not as accurate as the actual server logs (but I cannot remember where).
And when you think about it 100 profiles for $895 is not that much. So while Google Analytics may have made analysis available to more people I think it left people who wanted (and were willing to pay for) advanced analysis in the lurch. Too bad.
I hope the verison 5 is not left-over licences as I've heard that Urchin is very good.
This is the one thing I do not like about Google.
PS. But I did add GMap to a website in five minutes which is amazing. And if I wanted I could get an Enterprise version of GMap.