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Google will offer cloud storage

Google Drive to leave the garage
Thu Feb 09 2012, 09:17

INTERNET SERVICES GIANT Google is getting set to launch a cloud based storage service it will call Google Drive.

The firm already offers its users a decent chunk of email storage, but Google Drive will be a Dropbox like digital locker.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the launch is near. Google does not comment on things that it might do in the future, but usually when stories like this pop up they come true. The US financial rag cites sources close to the matter.

Google might launch the storage service in the next few months, and it will let users store photos, music and other media in the cloud. With other web sites like Megaupload going to ground, this could be a good alternative for users.

The WSJ said that users will be able to upload content to Google Drive and share it with a link, rather than say capturing a photo and instant messaging or emailing it as a file. µ

 

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