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Google To Launch Online Storage Service
« on: November 28, 2007, 08:34:14 AM »
The Wall Street Journal online edition reported on Tuesday Google’s plans to launch a new program that would allow users to store data on its servers from their personal computers, making it available from any internet device.

The new service, referred to as GDrive or MyStuff, would enable people to access files, documents, videos and music that are usually stored on personal computers from any computer or mobile device by signing in with a personal password.

The service is scheduled to be launched in the next few months, providing a certain free storage, with the option of having additional storage in exchange of a fee that is not yet known.

The new service is aiming to go beyond the already offered Gmail, Docs and Picasa, which provide extensive web-based storage and applications. GDrive would act as a remote hard drive that could be easily accessed from anywhere and shared with friends.

Google officials were not available for any comments, but the journal reported that a Google spokeswoman refused to comment on any plans of online storage besides the services that Google already offers. However, she stated that "storage is an important component of making Web (applications) fit easily into consumers' and business users' lives."

GDrive could revolutionize the Web based computing, threatening companies like Microsoft, which primarily concentrate on software that runs on personal computers, not on that through a browser.

However, the new service could face issues such as data privacy, copyright, the economics of adding storage capacity and the technical challenges of offering service without interruption.
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